VA asks Hill not to open 'floodgates' to private care

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By Tom Philpott Special to the Stars and Stripes Published: July 17, 2014 After four weeks, House-Senate conferees, working through their staffs to iron out differences in separate veteran health reform bills, need some major breakthroughs, according to lawmakers and staff. “I am very concerne

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Nurse exposes VA hospital: Stolen drugs, tortured veterans

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By Valerie Riviello July 12, 2014 | 10:17am Registered nurse Valerie Riviello has worked 28 years at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, most recently in the psychiatric unit. She teaches at two local nursing schools, and has received many honors for patient care and safety, including the Flore

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article " VA Talks on Verge of Collapse"

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"Roll Call" July 24, 2014 VA Talks on Verge of Collapse By Niels LesniewskiJuly 24, 2014, Noon Talks on a fix for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care crisis are on the verge of collapse, after the lead Senate Democratic negotiator accused the top House GOP negotiator of a

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VFW ACTION CORPS Weekly July 25, 2014

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July 25, 2014 In This Issue: 1. VFW Elects New Leadership for 2014-2015 2. Update on VA Access and Accountability Bill 3. VFW Testifies on VA Fixes and Restoring Trust 4. Senate Confirmation Hearing on VA Appointee 5. Reservations Open for Disabled Veteran Memorial Dedication 1.

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Program Blast July 25, 2015

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Programs Reporting Score Sheet                     2014FREEDOMS FOUNDATION NEC Promo The Medal of Honor                       Tie Collection Flyer PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD – PDF attached Kudos to the Departments of MA, GA, &

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  • VA asks Hill not to open ‘floodgates’ to private care - By Tom Philpott Special to the Stars and Stripes Published: July 17, 2014 After four weeks, House-Senate conferees, working through their staffs to iron out differences in separate veteran health reform bills, need some major breakthroughs, according to lawmakers and staff. “I am very concerned that this conference committee will end up taking a step […]
  • Nurse exposes VA hospital: Stolen drugs, tortured veterans - By Valerie Riviello July 12, 2014 | 10:17am Registered nurse Valerie Riviello has worked 28 years at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, most recently in the psychiatric unit. She teaches at two local nursing schools, and has received many honors for patient care and safety, including the Florence Nightingale Award. Last fall, Riviello challenged […]
  • article ” VA Talks on Verge of Collapse” - “Roll Call” July 24, 2014 VA Talks on Verge of Collapse By Niels LesniewskiJuly 24, 2014, Noon Talks on a fix for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care crisis are on the verge of collapse, after the lead Senate Democratic negotiator accused the top House GOP negotiator of a “take-it-or-leave-it gambit.” Senate Veterans’ Affairs Chairman […]
  • VFW ACTION CORPS Weekly July 25, 2014 - July 25, 2014 In This Issue: 1. VFW Elects New Leadership for 2014-2015 2. Update on VA Access and Accountability Bill 3. VFW Testifies on VA Fixes and Restoring Trust 4. Senate Confirmation Hearing on VA Appointee 5. Reservations Open for Disabled Veteran Memorial Dedication 1. VFW Elects New Leadership for 2014-2015: The VFW closed […]
  • Program Blast July 25, 2015 - Programs Reporting Score Sheet                     2014FREEDOMS FOUNDATION NEC Promo The Medal of Honor                       Tie Collection Flyer PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD – PDF attached Kudos to the Departments of MA, GA, & OH for hitting the 100% club! And an Opps for the Dept. of FL, they slipped from 100% to 98%                                                               i.      How could […]
  • Recent, HONEST Agent Orange Study - Courtesy of Charles Kelley in Snellville, GA accompanied by his usual terse condemnation of the VA and the “do-nothing” Congress. FYI… A new actually honest AO study just released that the Congressman and Congress ought to take a real good look at. Then ask how it is VA is denying all these impacts as presumptive […]
  • May-June Executive Report - 2014_06_30_MembershipMatters_FINAL                          136 Posts Not revalidated   May-June 2013 AMVETS EXECUTIVE Report Revalidations 2013-2014 End Next year 2015 Card and Stickers       Revalidation We have 136 Posts not revalidated at this point. The list is attached. 2013-2014 Years End We are near the end of the new membership year and fiscal year. We are […]
  • Thanks 2 Veterans July 24, 2014 -   The Veterans Advantage program: A private solution to the VA health system’s problems Forbes In the wake of recent findings from White House special investigator Rob Nabors that the “corrosive culture” at the U.S. Department of Veterans Health led to well documented delays in treatment for veterans and a systemic cover-up in the approximately […]
  • Now back to our Doolittle Raiders. . . - Chapter 7              “BelIeve All Planes Wrecked”   Jimmy Doolittle, known internationally for his racing, stunting, and aeronautical accomplishments and called “master of the calculated risk,” took on more calculated risk in a life that had been full of them. He roared down the Hornet’s pitching deck, lifted off smoothly, […]
  • Stem Cells that Enhance Corneal Growth -   Stem cells within the limbus of the human eye can now be purified with the help of an antibody. By Harvard University: Harvard Stem Cell Institute Wednesday, July 23, 2014 A Boston-based scientific collaborative, led by Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers, has discovered a way to collect the best cell type for regenerating […]
  • Responding to Intimate Partner Violence -   “Training needs to be ongoing rather than one-time and in-person rather than online,” Iverson said. “The primary care providers who participated in my study stressed the importance of training programs to develop and hone skills, learn what questions to use, what body language to use.” By Reprinted from U.S. Medicine, the Voice of Federal […]
  • Flyer on Suicide Prevention Sunset Cruise - Suicide Prevention Click on the above link Leon
  • Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest - http://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm Bob, Got this on one of my Army blogs…thought you might be interested in putting it out in your monthly Programs Rpt. /Stephen
  • House Negotiators Move Off Demands for Full Offset of VA Bill Costs - House Negotiators Move Off Demands for Full Offset of VA Bill Costs By Connor O’Brien, CQ Roll Call House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller has said he is willing to consider a deal to overhaul the veterans health care system that is not totally offset in cost, and is hoping for some give from his […]
  • Now back to the Doolittle Raid. - While the Nashville was completing its after-action chores, the planes returned to the Enterprise to rearm. One of them, piloted by Lt. L. A. Smith, couldn’t make it. His SBD engine had been hit by small-arms fire, causing the oil pressure to drop to zero. He and his gunner, AMM2C H. H. Caruthers, ditched and […]