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Whistleblower Finds Cockroaches Scurrying Around At Phoenix VA

  Whistleblower Finds Cockroaches Scurrying Around At Phoenix VA Jonah Bennett National Security/Politics Reporter A patient whistleblower from the Phoenix, Ariz., Veteran Affairs (VA) medical center has captured footage of cockroaches scurrying around the pharmacy room at the medical center. The whistleblower, who elected to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation, took video footage of several cockroaches at the Phoenix VA medical center’s pharmacy, Fox 10 Phoenix reports. Patients tried to stomp on one of the cockroaches on the pharmacy floor. Another video shows a roach crawling on aRead More


Trump’s VA Terminates 548 and Suspends 200 For Misconduct

  Luke Rosiak Investigative Reporter Five hundred and forty-eight Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees have been terminated since President Donald Trump took office, indicating that his campaign pledge to clean up “probably the most incompetently run agency in the United States” by relentlessly putting his TV catch phrase “you’re fired” into action was more than just empty rhetoric. Another 200 VA workers were suspended and 33 demoted, according to data newly published by the department as part of VA Secretary David Shulkin’s commitment to greater transparency. Those disciplined includeRead More


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


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