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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki stepped down Friday saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction as the nation tries to fix the scandal in the delivery of healthcare to veterans. Shinseki's resignation came as the White House released an audit that found waiting times for care at the majority of the 216 facilities examined appeared to be manipulated.

  • More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday

    More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday

    As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as misleading and harmful to veterans. The results...

  • 18 veterans who were on the Phoenix wait list died, VA chief confirms

    18 veterans who were on the Phoenix wait list died, VA chief confirms

    Eighteen veterans died while waiting for medical appointments, the acting Veterans Affairs secretary said during his visit Thursday to a facility that has become the epicenter of a growing and sweeping scandal over inadequate veteran patient care. Sloan Gibson said the VA had contacted 1,700 veterans...

  • Congressional leaders working on legislative compromise to fix the VA

    Congressional leaders working on legislative compromise to fix the VA

    Seeking to overcome Congress' usual partisan wrangling, lawmakers from opposing parties huddled Wednesday to try to reach a compromise on a legislative response to the VA healthcare scandal. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, held meetings with Sen....

  • VA healthcare crisis sparks competing solutions in Congress

    VA healthcare crisis sparks competing solutions in Congress

    As veterans’ healthcare moves to the top of the congressional agenda,  Democrats and Republicans are offering competing proposals to respond to the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Whether to expand the massive — and troubled — VA healthcare system or simply give veterans greater...

  • Veterans' wait times at El Paso VA are latest to come under scrutiny

    Veterans' wait times at El Paso VA are latest to come under scrutiny

    Veterans have been forced to wait more than two months on average for mental health treatment at the El Paso VA facility, and more than a third never received it, according to a survey released Wednesday as lawmakers in Washington worked to bridge partisan differences on legislation to fix the...

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