Category Archives: Veterans Benefits or Issues

VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program

Cards sent to Veterans waiting more than 30 days for care The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or … Continue reading

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Celebrate Veterans Day by Honoring a Vet

Please remember the purpose of Veterans Day and do something nice for a veteran or a group of veterans. Make a donation or take a vet to lunch.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans

November 10, 2014 Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans Washington, DC – On November 10, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald sent the following message to all VA employees: In the last few months … Continue reading

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Veteran Wellness Entitlements and Understanding the VHA

My thanks to Dr. Kyle Knapp for this list of important health benefits for veterans. “Veteran Wellness Entitlements and understanding the VHA” Healthevet.gov= “Need to get Premium Healthevet Account” The Blue Button Medical Health records accessible thru Blue Button with … Continue reading

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American Legion Steps in to Offer Medical Aid

Here is some potential good news for veterans — the American Legion is stepping up to fill some of the gaps in health care at the VA hospitals around the country. This was detailed in an article in the Columbus Dispatch. Here … Continue reading

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Congressman: FBI will investigate VA hospital in Temple

The bad news for the VA (and maybe the good news for veterans) continues. According to a story in the Austin American-Statesman last week the FBI is going to investigate possible wrong-doing at the VA hospital in Temple. Here are … Continue reading

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Army National Guard, Reserve Suicides Climb

Here’s some alarming news: as we’re reducing the number of active-duty troops overseas, the suicide rate among reserve troops is increasing. This trend was detailed in an article in the Dallas Morning News. Please read the article. Here are the … Continue reading

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VA Failing Female Veterans At Its Health Centers

The VA continues to receive well-deserved bad publicity for its faults in treating our wounded veterans. The latest is from an article in the Dallas Morning News. Here are excerpts: Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the … Continue reading

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Report on VA Health Care Shows Pattern of Delays and Deceit

The headline says it all, but here are the opening paragraphs from an article in the Dallas Morning News:  More than 57,000 U.S. veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 … Continue reading

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A Thought for Memorial Day

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