Tag Archives: Veterans Healthcare

Study Finds 10% of Veterans Lack Health Insurance

An Urban Institute study finds that 1.3 million of those who served don’t have insurance and are failing to take advantage of coverage available to them. Continue reading

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Taking Shape: One Big IT System

Congress gets a rundown on how the big new merger of Defense and VA health records systems will look when it finally gets off the ground. Continue reading

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At the Center of It All: The Patient

A clinic at Fort Rucker, the Army base in Alabama, makes the transition to the U.S. military’s new paradigm for care that has patients at its vital center. Continue reading

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VA Faulted for Delays

Frustration is expressed with the amount of time it takes to provide care for vets with issues of mental health. Continue reading

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VA Reforms Tied to Improved Cancer Survival Rate

A study finds that older men with cancer who receive treatment at veterans’ facilities are tending to outlive those cared for under other circumstances. Continue reading

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Vets Are Split on VA Entry

Veterans’ groups differ on the merits of a scheme to grant automatic VA enrollment to those who saw combat. Continue reading

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A Bid for Nursing Support

The nation’s nursing schools and organizations are enlisted in a push for greater understanding of the medical needs of military families. Continue reading

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Goal: Easing the Burden for Vets

Congress is being asked to adopt two legislative proposals aimed at easing the cost of health care for veterans under certain circumstances. Continue reading

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VA Beset by Claims for Benefits

The big hope is that transferring health records from filing cabinets to electronic databases will put a sizable dent in a humungous backlog. Continue reading

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In the Works: A New Health Agency

The main goal of the Pentagon, in setting up a so-called Defense Health Agency, is to streamline operations affecting Tricare and other programs. Continue reading

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