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VA Hospital Celebrated its 20-Person Transgender Program, While Failing to Care for Remaining 111,000 Veterans

While VA Hospital Boasted Of 20-Person Transgender Program, 100,000 Vets Lacked ‘Safe’ Careby Luke Rosiak A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital that touted its program focusing on 20 transgendered individuals failed in caring for the remaining 111,000 veterans on health care essentials like keeping its medical equipment clean and properly training employees, government auditors found. “We could not gain reasonable assurance that clinical managers effectively monitor the professional competency of providers … patient equipment is clean … [and] employees ensure a safe and healthy environment,” according to the InspectRead More


Pelosi’s Latest Obamacare Meltdown Is Almost Too Painful To Watch

Pelosi on Obamacare Replacement — ‘It Couldn’t Be Worse’ [VIDEO]by Christian Datoc Nancy Pelosi was quick to criticize the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act during a Tuesday morning interview in “CBS This Morning.” “Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the Republicans go to a more extreme place,” the House Minority Leader stated. “It will be the biggest transfer of wealth from low and no income people, to wealthy people in our country.” Despite Pelosi’s criticisms, host Norah O’Donnell noted “you don’t see the insurance companiesRead More


Trump VA Secretary Shulkin Aims to End 40-mile, 30-day Rule for Veteran Access Private Healthcare

VA Secretary Wants To End Major Rules In The Way Of Vets Getting Private Sector Careby Juliegrace Brufke VA Secretary David Shulkin outlined his aim Sunday to remove the 40-mile, 30-day rule for veterans accessing private sector care outside the VA system. Among other proposals, Shulkin unveiled his plan to dramatically increase the ability of veterans to get care outside of the VA at the Disabled American Veterans annual conference, which is ironic, as DAV has been one of the groups most consistently opposed to the VA Choice Program. In Shulkin’sRead More


Obamacare Replacement Draft Leaked

Obamacare Replacement Draft Legislation Leakedby Juliegrace Brufke A 105-page draft of the reconciliation bill, which will repeal and partially replace Obamacare, was leaked to the press Friday, showing Republicans plan to scale back Medicaid and eliminate penalties attached to the individual and employer mandates. The discussion draft, leaked to Politico, calls for tax credits for individuals based on age, ranging between $2,000 and $4,000 — a shift from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which bases subsidies on income. States that opted to expand Medicaid during the Obama administration would graduallyRead More