Sunday, August 31, 2014

Veterans Administration: Faces of Delay - Dereliction of Duty

Faces of Delay!


After years of missed warning signs by VA doctors, a Pennsylvania veteran's prostate cancer has gone from treatable to terminal. The first in a five-part series…..Read More…

'A good man' dies after Veterans Affairs doctors dismissed his pain and rectal bleeding as constipation and hemorrhoids. The second in a five-part series…..Read More…

A fatal chain of events unfolds after California man seeks treatment for a sore on his toe. The third in a five-part series…..Read More…

An Iraq war veteran says she lived through the patient care and retaliation scandals now plaguing the VA -- barely. Fourth in a five-part series…..Read More…

An Indiana man faces an uncertain fate after warning signs went unnoticed in six years of VA medical screenings…..Read More…


Dereliction of Duty

An estimated $12.3 billion in federal contracts went to firms last year that received the preference because the owner claimed to be a service-disabled veteran….Read More…

Lying won't get you banned from a federal program that gives preferential treatment in government contracting to companies owned by veterans with service-connected disabilities. If one agency catches you misrepresenting your qualifications, you can simply move on to the next one, which is... Read More…

Recent studies by the Government Accountability Office and the VA's inspector general question the agency's claims that it has rooted out hucksters who lie about their service records or control of businesses to win lucrative federal set-aside and sole-source contracts.….Read More…

By Mark Flatten  08/08/13
Veterans preference fraud cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year, but federal prosecutions are rare. Investigations by the VA IG, which has been the most aggressive in policing the program, have led to 16 convictions in recent years. Part four of a five-part series….. Read More…

The tough task for lawmakers is striking a balance that will prevent fraud but not harm legitimate service-disabled veterans with overly burdensome regulations. Last of a five-part series……. Read More…

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