Category Archives: Veterans Benefits or Issues

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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Veterans —The Best Benefits You Didn’t Know You Had

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 21.2 million military veterans in the United States in 2012, most of whom are entitled to significant benefits. Yet, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 50 percent of America’s veterans … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Veteran Entrepreneurship

Military Online Colleges is a commercial site, but it has good resources for veterans who are making the transition to civilian life. If you’re in that situation, take a look at this site. Here is a little information about it: … Continue reading

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VA Pays Out $200 Million for Nearly 1,000 Veterans’ Wrongful Deaths

In a ten-year period, the Department of Veterans Affairs has had to pay a huge amount of money to the families of veterans who died as a result of medical malpractice by VA hospitals or doctors. This shocking information was … Continue reading

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New ID Cards for Vets Enrolled in VA Health Care

The VA is introducing a new, secure identification card called the Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). VHIC replaces the Veteran Identification Card (VIC), which was introduced in 2004. As part of a phased rollout, which began February 21, 2014, the … Continue reading

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