Trump releases plan aimed at improving veterans’ care
Local / U.S. News / Virginia

Trump releases plan aimed at improving veterans’ care

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released a plan on Saturday aimed at overhauling the Department of Veterans Affairs and improving veterans’ health care and employment services. Under Trump’s plan, eligible veterans would be able to bring their veterans’ identification cards to any private doctor or facility that … Continue reading

Trump pledges military buildup, better deal for vets
National / Politics / U.S. News

Trump pledges military buildup, better deal for vets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is promising subsidized private health care for frustrated veterans, charging that immigrants in the country illegally receive better care than the nation’s wounded soldiers. The comments, delivered Tuesday aboard a retired World War II battleship in Los Angeles harbor, came on the eve of the second … Continue reading

Watchdog: 900,000 vets have pending health care requests
Health / National

Watchdog: 900,000 vets have pending health care requests

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department’s inspector general said Wednesday, September 2, but “serious” problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA health care. About one-third of the 867,000 veterans … Continue reading

Veterans Hospital Denver
Business / Health / Local / U.S. News / Virginia

Veterans Hospital Denver

  DENVER (AP) — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. But the really heavy lifting will be done 1,500 miles away in Washington. The U.S. Senate agreed Friday to raise the project’s spending cap by $100 … Continue reading