When you think of big election turnouts, who do you think makes up the vast majority? Millennials? Baby Boomers? The actual answer is veterans. Veterans vote. What do you think motivates veterans to vote? One word: healthcare. According to a survey conducted by Veterans Action Network in June 2017, veterans are most concerned with America’s […]
Recently fired VA Secretary David Shulkin’s legacy at the Department can be summed up as a mixed bag. On one hand, meaningful reforms have been made in the areas of VA transparency and expansion of heath care access for veterans. Unfortunately, the events leading up to Shulkin’s firing on March 28, 2018 resembled the countless […]
VA Screws Up, Tells Veterans to Pay Up In the past few months, we’ve examined VA scandals ranging from secret patient waiting lists and over-prescription of painkillers at VA hospitals. Now there is a new issue emerging at the Department of Veterans Affairs. It turns out that the VA has been overpaying benefits to many veterans across the country. […]
Alexandria, VA- It’s been three years since reports first surfaced about the tremendous level of corruption at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Reports of exceedingly long wait times at hospitals that resulted in the deaths of veterans came out daily. Unfortunately, V.A. corruption scandals have slipped from the headlines, but the problems persist. We’ve done […]
Earlier last month yet another bomb dropped in the Tomah VA Scandal. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D – Wisc.) spent nearly $90,000 on damage control services from one of Hillary Clinton’s top “political fixers” in 2015, when abuses at the Tomah VA medical center led to the death of a Marine.
Recently Kara Frame joined Veterans and VAN at Higherground in Wisconsin for the screening of her documentary, I Will Go Back Tonight.
Alcohol and the military have long been paired together, as drinking is one hallmarks of military bonding.
It’s no surprise that large building projects—hospitals, office buildings, or even a home—can be delayed and over budget.
Prescription drugs, painkillers, and opiates are some of the most commonly used medicines on the planet. It is no wonder that the military has embraced their use to help Soldiers and Veterans manage the wear and tear of military service. Prescription drugs, painkillers, and opiates are some of the most commonly used medicines on the […]
They were exposed to the dangers unknowingly, and they deserve special attention today.