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Ever-Growing Waits for Veterans’ Care

It was shocking last year when hospitals operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs were caught falsifying data to hide the long delays endured by patients needing medical care. What’s even more shocking is that despite strenuous efforts to improve the system, more veterans are facing...

Racing the clock, Saving the Heart

CAMDEN, N.J. — Yvette Samuels was listening to jazz late one night when she felt a stabbing pain down her left shoulder. She suspected a heart attack — she had heard about the symptoms from watching a Rosie O’Donnell standup routine on television — and...

Veterans must be free to choose medical care

The date is April 4, 1970. Sgt. 1st Class Gary Littrell is leading a battalion of 473 S. Vietnamese rangers through the Kontum province near the Laos border. Their mission is to seek out enemy combatants targeting U.S. special-forces camps in the region. Sgt. Littrell’s unit...

Why the VA frustrates veterans

The following is a script from "'Delay, Deny and Hope that I Die,'" which aired on Jan. 3, 2010. Byron Pitts is the correspondent. David Schneider, producer. There is a sacred tradition in the military: leave no one behind on the battlefield. But many veterans are...