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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


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