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NEWS HEADLINES PERTAINING TO VETS

Trump Weighs Letting Veterans Opt Out of V.A. Medical Care…

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald J. Trump is considering a plan to allow military veterans to opt out of medical care at Veterans Affairs hospitals and instead see private doctors of their choosing, a senior transition official told reporters here on Wednesday.

See the article HERE

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VA Secretary Wants To End Major Rules In The Way Of Vets Getting Private Sector Care

VA Secretary David Shulkin outlined his aim Sunday to remove the 40-mile, 30-day rule for veterans accessing private sector care outside the VA system.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/26/va-secretary-wants-to-end-major-rules-in-the-way-of-vets-getting-private-sector-care/#ixzz4Ztm3TwnN

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VA chief of staff steps down…

By NIKKI WENTLING | STARS AND STRIPESPublished: February 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Chief of Staff Robert Snyder announced his retirement this week after just more than one year of overseeing day-to-day operations at the agency, the VA confirmed Friday.

Read more here:

http://www.stripes.com/news/va-chief-of-staff-steps-down-1.455726?utm_source=Stars+and+Stripes+Emails&utm_campaign=Daily+Headlines&utm_medium=email#.WLRBoPkrKM9

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Star Tribune – Obituary For Amie Muller, Burn Pit Victim

From:  Disabled Veteran’s Organization

Benjamin Krause, JD

February 24, 2017

For my readers familiar with the situation, the Star Tribune published the obituary for Amie Muller, beloved mother, wife and burn pit victim.

Amie passed away last Saturday, at 36 years old, after a devastating fight against pancreatic cancer likely linked to her tours in Iraq and burn pit exposure.

Read more HERE


IAVA Engaged In Fundraising Fraud, ‘Doctored’ Books, Say Former Employees…

Former employees of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) say the organization has engaged in fundraising fraud including doctoring the books.

Paul Reickhoff, IAVA CEO, is reportedly the “mastermind” behind the doctoring schemes.

Read more HERE

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Veterans Sound Off On VA Bonuses Paid Out Despite Backlog ‘Slip Up

From:  Disabled Veteran’s Organization

Benjamin Krause, JD

Many veterans sounded off yesterday over a leaked email from Diana Rubens to staff lauding her award of VA bonuses to employees despite a backlog “slip up.”

Prior to discussing last month’s disability backlog “slip up,” Rubens congratulated bonus recipients, “you should have seen that monetary thank you in last week’s check.” She promised to continue doling out bonuses throughout the year to recognize “contributions.”

Read more HERE


Here’s what Vets can to to combat the problem:

You can join the NVAC HERE:  http://donavantwebsites.com/veterans-political-action-committee/