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VA Mental Health Care is So Bad, It’s Unconstitutional

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So says a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, after reviewing the evidence about the ability of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer an appropriately level of mental health care and treatment to returning soldiers.

Marine Vet who received double arm transplant to deliver 1st pitch at Boulders game

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When John Peck delivers the ceremonial first pitch before the June 30 Rockland Boulders game, it will mark another milestone for the Marine veteran who only two years ago received a double arm transplant.

He Collected Nearly $200,000 As A Vietnam Vet With 2 Purple Hearts — But He Never Actually Served

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Keith Hudson

 

A Charleston, North Carolina man collected nearly $200,000 in VA benefits over the past few years while listed as a Navy medic who received two Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam.

VA Issues New Policy to Protect Veteran Homeowners from Predatory Lending

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending practices when obtaining a VA-guaranteed refinance loan.

VA Showcases New Medical Advancements in Veteran Care on Capitol Hill

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Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Office of Research and Development hosted a Research Fair at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to share new medical advancements in improving health care and quality of life for Veterans across the nation.

VA Provides Reorganization Plan to Strengthen and Modernize Department

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Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced specific recommendations in the President’s “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century” – Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations.”

VA secretary nominee promises more medical choices for Vets, but not privatization

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WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs secretary nominee Robert Wilkie pledged to make that department more customer friendly and better integrated with outside health care systems without “privatizing” Veterans services in a subdued Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

Here's What It Would Cost To Shelter Every Homeless Person — And Why LA Will Never Do It

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L.A. has a lot of homeless people living on the streets in tents, makeshift structures, vehicles, and even just out in the open. There are more than 23,000 so-called “unsheltered” homeless people in the city.

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