Health Care Reform

New Program Leads to Uptick in Vets Using Private Health Care, but VA Insists It's 'Not Privatizing'

Ninety days into new initiative, VA has provided more than 1 million private sector consultations.

The Trump Administration Sides With Nurses Who Object to Abortion

HHS says the University of Vermont Medical Center required staffers to violate their conscience. The case underscores Trump’s religious-freedom agenda.

Union Files Grievance After VA Bans Employees From Smoking at Work

VA says new policy will improve care for veterans, but employees say it violates their contract.

How Well Do VA’s Regional Offices Perform? VA Doesn’t Really Know.

The department has 1,000 employees to oversee medical centers, but their roles have never been clearly defined and performance is not clearly measured, auditors say.