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VA Mental Health Services: Public Report

Categories: Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/Mental_Health_Transparency_Report_11-24-14.pdf

Provides information about the mental health treatment programs offered by the Veterans Department.  Also includes information about the amount and types of mental health services received by veterans and their opinions of the quality of access and care.  From the Veterans Department

 

Comparing the Costs of the Veterans’ Health Care System with Private-Sector Costs

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Veterans

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49763-VA_Healthcare_Costs.pdf

Describes the features of the health care system run by the Veterans’ Health Administration, examines the available evidence about relative costs of the VHA and private-sector health care, and considers some factors that could influence the cost-effectiveness of alternative ways of expanding health care for veterans.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Legislative History, Litigation, and Current Issues

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans,Vietnam

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43790.pdf

Covers what Agent Orange is, legislative and judicial efforts by veterans to obtain health care services and compensation, and current issues such as paternally mediated birth defects.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Supplemental Guidance to Military Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records Considering Discharge Upgrade Requests …

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans

http://www.defense.gov/news/OSD009883-14.pdf

Press release about revised guidance to military boards regarding discharge records for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Calls for a comprehensive review of all materials and evidence presented by the petitioner for the purposes of upgrading discharges based on claims of previously unrecognized PTSD.  From the Defense Department

 

Women Veterans in the Labor Force

Categories: Statistics,Veterans,Women

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2014/women-vets/

Examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of female veterans.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention

Categories: Defense/Military,Presidency,Veterans

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/26/remarks-president-american-legion-national-convention

Where he discusses, among other things, the scandal involving misconduct in delivering health care services to veterans.  From the White House

 

Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System: Final Report

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

http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-14-02603-267.pdf

 

Updates the review of the Interim Report released in May 2014.  Finds that patients encountered obstacles that adversely affected them when seeking services at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Veterans Department

 

Executive Order 23: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Veterans,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3033/eo-23-establishing-the-new-virginia-economy-workforce-initiative.pdf

Initiative seeks to reinvigorate the Virginia economy by increasing postsecondary and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying the economy.  From the Office of the Governor

 

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