Tag Archives: Veterans Administration

VA to shift billions of dollars to private care for veterans

Critics, which include nearly all of the major veterans’ organizations, say that paying for care in the private sector would starve the 153-year-old veterans’ health care system, causing many hospitals to close.

“Wounds of War”: the VA health care system and why we all need it

This important discussion necessary for all of us to hear around attempts to privatize the VA, opposed by most Veterans groups, describes the work of the VA not only for Veterans but the everyday things we use developed in their research area, among other work by the VA. The VA gets a bad name–yet Suzanne Gordon advocates that the VA is the best model for an effective National Health Care system. The attempts to discount the work of the VA and privatize it are nothing more than more capitalistic greed–more capitalism on steroids.

Evergreene Digest: U.S. Veterans Just Turned Against Donald Trump and It Is Going Viral

In just his third day in office, Donald Trump screwed hundreds of thousands of veterans out of better pay, and thousands more out of potential jobs.

Evergreene Digest: Who is to blame for the crisis at the VA?

The truth is the VA was not equipped to deal with the aftermath of two multi-trillion dollar land wars. To deal with the aftermath properly the agency has to be modernized and beefed up and given far more, not fewer resources. May 22 2014 | Once again the American people are being treated to a […]

Dina Rasor, Truthout> Veterans First … and Their Dogs, Too

Veterans First … and Their Dogs, Too This was another case in which politicians preached to the public that they want “the best for our boys” but then block legislation once the troops come home. Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:25 By Dina Rasor, Truthout | News Analysis Tori Stitt, a former naval officer who did a tour in […]