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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Veterans’ Disability Compensation: Trends and Policy Options

Categories: Defense/Military,Disability,Govt Finance,Veterans

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45615-VADisability_1.pdf

Describes the extent, trends, and features of the Veterans’ disability program.  Spending on veterans’ disability programs has nearly tripled since 2000.   This report examines advantages and disadvantages of potential policy changes and their budgetary effects from 2015 through 2024.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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

 

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