VA OIG Wait Time Report Summary 2016

Following the Department of Veterans Affairs’ scandal in Phoenix in 2014, the VA inspector general launched more than 100 investigations at facilities in 31 states plus Puerto Rico. Newly released reports from the probes reveal supervisors instructed schedulers to falsify wait times at VA medical facilities in at least seven states, and employees at 40 medical… Continue reading VA OIG Wait Time Report Summary 2016

OIG Wait Time Report 2016 as of 30 March 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General (OIG), conducted extensive work related to allegations of wait time manipulation after the allegations at the Phoenix VA Health Care System in April 2014.  Since that event and through fiscal year 2015, they received numerous allegations related to wait time manipulation at VA facilities nationwide from… Continue reading OIG Wait Time Report 2016 as of 30 March 2016

GI Bill Funds Still Flow to Troubled For-Profit Colleges

The Obama administration’s crackdown on for-profit colleges has escaped the notice of one federal agency with an already poor management record: The Veterans Affairs Department takes little or no action when these colleges are punished by federal and state regulators for serious misdeeds, allowing them to continue reeling in millions in Post-9/11 GI Bill dollars.… Continue reading GI Bill Funds Still Flow to Troubled For-Profit Colleges

Fact Sheet – Agent Orange and Presumptions of Service Connection

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) remains committed to ensuring that Vietnam-era Veterans receive benefits they have earned through their service. This commitment includes determining presumptive service connection related to Agent Orange and other herbicide exposure. Congress has provided that a Veteran who “served in the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January… Continue reading Fact Sheet – Agent Orange and Presumptions of Service Connection

State of Defense 2016

Can you feel the strain? The Army wants more troops. The Air Force wants more money and newer planes. The Navy wants more ships and is battling over what to do with the fleet it has. And the Marines — well the Corps isn’t sure what comes next, but they’re staying in the fight. Spend… Continue reading State of Defense 2016

TRICARE Covered Services Fact Sheet 2015

(This fact sheet is not all-inclusive. For additional information, please visit www.tricare.mil) TRICARE covers most care that is medically necessary and considered proven. There are special rules and limitations for certain types of care, and some types of care are not covered at all. TRICARE policies are very specific about which services are covered and… Continue reading TRICARE Covered Services Fact Sheet 2015