Giving veterans choices about their care is something we can all get behind. Dismantling VA in lieu of private care will hurt todays veterans and tomorrows veterans. Lots of veterans have good solid reasons for hating the VA for medical care, and there are tons more that love their care. For years they have talked about the great debt we are owed and the state of the art … [Read more...] about What does ‘privatization’ of Veterans Affairs really mean?
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Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride ... More trouble for an already troubled VA. Those who want to privatize will continue to break the system and veterans will be hurt. I don't want the VA to be privatized for profit care. I want them to put the money, resources and people into place to fix what we earned. They have told us for years that we deserve … [Read more...] about Problems Ahead at VA – Did Shulkin get fired or resign? This is why it matters – POLITICO
Throughout FY 2016, the CAVC and the Federal Circuit issued many significant decisions that impacted the way VA adjudicates appeals, including the following: ► Correia v. McDonald, 28 Vet. App. 158 (2016): This case provides a precedent interpretation of the final sentence of 38 C.F.R. § 4.59, which reads: “The joints involved should be tested for pain on both active and … [Read more...] about Significant Judicial Precedent and Its Effect on the Board
This issue came up here a few times over the years, and also some months ago---but it bears repeating. In Most of the 1151 and/or FTCA questions we see here- it is obvious that the veteran's health care same solely from the VA. In a widow’s issue, months ago - it took quite some time for us to realize that the veteran’s surgery, which seemed to contribute to his death, … [Read more...] about Additional FTCA/1151 info
What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plan for implementing a new disability appeals process while attending to appeals in the current process addresses most, but not all, elements required by the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Act). VA's appeals plan addresses 17 of 22 required elements, partially addresses 4, and does not … [Read more...] about VA DISABILITY BENEFITS: Opportunities Exist to Better Ensure Successful Appeals Reform GAO-18-349T: Published: Jan 30, 2018