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65+ in the United States: 2010

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p23-212.pdf

Statistics on the size and growth, socio-economic characteristics, geographic distribution, labor force participation, and longevity and health of the elderly population.  From the Census Bureau

 

Death, Delay, and Dismay at the VA: Friendly Fire

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=dfb0d9c8-d3ee-4d0d-ab56-e842186574fe

Republican view of the mismanagement problems at the Veterans Administration.  From the Senate Office of Tom Coburn

 

Department of Veterans Affairs Access Audit System-Wide Review of Access

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Veterans

http://www.va.gov/health/docs/VAAccessAuditFindingsReport.pdf

Reports the results of a system-wide investigation of scheduling and access management practices.  Finds that pressures were placed on schedulers to use inappropriate practices in order to make waiting times appear more favorable.  From the Department of Veterans Affairs

 

The Number of Veterans that Use VA Health Care Services: A Fact Sheet

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Uncategorized,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43579.pdf

Provides statistical table with trends since 2001 in the number of veterans, VA-enrolled veterans, and veterans using VA health care during the year.    From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Veterans Health Administration Interim Report: Review of Patient Wait Times, Scheduling Practices, and Alleged Patient Deaths at the Phoenix Health Care System

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-14-02603-178.pdf

Provides an overview of the review, identifies the allegations substantiated to date, and makes recommendations for immediate implementation.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Veterans’ Medical Care: FY2015 Appropriations

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43547.pdf

This report focuses on the Veterans’ Health Administration, one of three operating units for delivering benefits to veterans in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  Outlines the president’s request for funding for FY2015 and what Congress has done about it since introduction in March 2014. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-databook-2013.pdf

Historical and recent labor force  and earnings data for women and men.  From the Census Bureau

 

Veterans Benefits Administration: Interim Report: Efforts to Effectively Obtain Service Treatment Records and Official Military Personnel Files

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Veterans

http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-14-00657-144.pdf

Results of an investigation at one Veterans  Administration regional office which uncovered file handling problems with service treatment records such as those being reported in the press.  From the Office of the Inspector General for the Veterans Administration

 

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