Chuck Schumer has vowed to file a long-awaited bill that would provide health benefits to US troops who have been exposed to toxic fumes from "burn pits" in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The White House is pushing for an 11% increase in VA's budget for 2023, which will cover rising medical expenses, expand the caregiver program, and get VA some capital improvement projects.
President Biden brought up "burn pits" during a discussion of health benefits for veterans during his State of the Union address on March 1.
In Michigan, congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) introduced a new bill to protect veterans and their families from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military installations through the Veterans Administration (VA).
Several clinics that provide services to veterans in New Mexico face closure after a new Washington, D.C. recommendation.
In the Air Force Reserves, Rob Healy didn't hesitate.
Veterans Affairs medical centers in 21 states will close or be remade under a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure overhaul announced on Monday.
On Tuesday, President Biden paid a visit to Texas to draw attention to the dangers posed to service members of exposure to toxins in war zones, which can cause serious health problems like cancer like that that killed his son.
Joe Biden visited Texas last week. But it was no ordinary campaigning trip to a state Democrats hungrily eye as a target to flip from red to blue.
According to a report, the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to recommend closing its nearly century-old medical center in Northampton, a move that could reroute nursing home care and rehabilitation programs to a VA facility in Newington, Connecticut, while moving outpatient and mental health services to a VA clinic in Springfield and community providers.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will change its disability ratings criteria for mental health conditions, sleep apnea and tinnitus, part of a major overhaul of the review process to ensure that compensation matches veterans' medical conditions and needs, department officials say.
CBS News reported on children sickened at Camp Lejeune, leading nearly two dozen veterans to come forward with claims about a broken Veterans Affairs system. CBS News looked into doctors who lacked medical expertise and veterans who fought appeals for years.