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Wilkie Clears Senate Confirmation To Head Veterans Affairs

While Robert Wilkie was viewed as a safe pick, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voiced strong opposition to the appointment, saying it signals the Trump administration's desire to turn VA healthcare over to the private sector.

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New AARP Report Details Resources for Veterans

AARP Public Policy Institute has just published a new report, “No Wrong Door: Supporting Community Living for Veterans,” that highlights some promising practices in different states that are helping veterans get the care and services that they need. One of the highlights is the Veteran...

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CMS’ ‘Hospital Compare’ to Include VA Hospital Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now including Veterans Administration (VA) hospital performance information in the Hospital Compare database.

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Foundation to Expand Veteran Funding, Will Spend $90 Billion

This Foundation plans to spend about $90 billion through 2020 to address veteran issues. The Foundation began focusing on veteran issues in 2011. Since that time, it has provided more than $160 million in funding for programs focusing on veterans.

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Career Military Worried about Retirement Policy Changes

A new Pentagon proposal to make changes to the military retirement overhaul passed just last year is gaining the attention of America’s career military. And they don’t like what they see.

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New Initiative Addresses Health Needs of Vets, First-Responders

Currently, the Veterans Administration (VA) only covers a small portion of private treatment and this care is primarily done in psychiatric hospitals. In comparison, Warriors Heart treats the “whole body”, including chemical dependencies, PTSD and other mild co-occurring disorders.

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