A new scandal is rocking the VA. First it was Phoenix, where VA hospital officials were altering records to eliminate wait time details. These were wait times that were leading to veteran deaths as they waited, at times, for more than a year for healthcare they so badly needed.
But this time it’s in West Virginia, where at least 10 veterans have died suspiciously, and have authorities investigating, as two of those deaths have been ruled homicides.
A US-born Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan had his US passport, a REAL ID driver’s license, a military ID card, and his US Marine Corps dog tags with him when he was arrested by police in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which held him for three days before his lawyer demanded his release, according to the ACLU of Michigan.
Abilene, Texas is the first city in Texas to house all its homeless veterans. KTXS 12 News reports that the city has accomplished the goal the Abilene mayor Anthony Williams announced last October to find homes for all veterans without permanent housing.
In one recent six-month period, according to a report from the VA’s Office of Inspector General released last week, the VA left about 17,400 veterans to pay out-of-pocket for emergency medical treatment the government should have covered.
The report said that between April 1 and Sept. 30, 2017, veterans who got emergency care at non-VA facilities were forced to pay $53.3 million in medical bills they never should have had to pay. Get the full story from NBC News…
A law signed by President Donald Trump on June 25 to provide compensation to ill veterans who served on Navy ships in Vietnam also made several changes to Department of Veterans Affairs-backed home loans for all eligible veterans.
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(CNN) — A 95-year-old American hero is walking across the country for the second time. .
Ernest Andrus began his journey in Saint Simons Island, Georgia on March 16.
He says he plans to make it through every state in the country.
The last time he did this, it took him two years.
Right now, he’s covering 13 miles a week and says he would be 100 by the time he’s done.
But Andrus said he’ll keep going for as long as he has to, and he’s doing so with a clear purpose in mind.
“We should know that freedom is not free and what it takes to keep this country free. We were called on to do our part and generations before us all had to do their part and the future generations are probably going to have to do their part,” he says.
You can learn more about ernie’s run at coast2coastruns.com.