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US Rep: FBI To Probe Central Texas VA facility

Rep. Carter said he had heard allegations of scheduling appointments being delayed to secure bonuses for managers, as well as papers being shredded to obstruct any investigation.

07/03/2014

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Texas Medical Group Starts Veterans’ Care Registry

The Texas Medical Association says it’s stepping up to help veterans facing treatment delays from an overtaxed federal Veterans Affairs health care system.

06/17/2014

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Veterans Neglected By Guardians Paid To Protect Their Money

The VA System in crisis, facing a backlog of thousands of veterans in need of health care. Now, new details are being uncovered by the CBS 11 I-Team about another issue of systematic neglect — this time affecting the bank accounts of aging veterans.

CBS 11–06/16/2014

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry Proposes Plan For Texas VA Backlog

Gov. Rick Perry was set to announce Thursday efforts to identify Texas hospitals that are willing to take more patients out of backlogged Veterans Affairs facilities.

06/12/2014

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans May 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Accepts VA Secretary’s Resignation

Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid troubles in the VA health care system. President Obama said he accepted the resignation with “considerable regret.”

05/30/2014

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VA Teams Conduct Face-to-Face Audit in North Texas

VA clinics in Dallas, Fort Worth and Bonham are under scrutiny from an audit team this week.

CBS 11–05/14/2014

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Claims Of Hiring Discrimination At Dallas VA Medical Center

A team from the Department of Veterans Affairs will look into claims of racism, and discrimination at the North Texas VA Medical Center. The claims were made in a letter from the union that represents employees at the VA.

CBS 11–03/26/2014

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Experts: N. Texas Not Prepared To Help Influx Of Military Vets

Shortly after U.S. Army Scout Steve Blackman retired from the service, he says he slipped into depression. After seven years in the military, Blackman has PTSD. Then Blackman says it took the Veterans Administration (VA) more than two years to pay him full disability benefits.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

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Gov’t Shut Down Leaves Those In Federal Benefit Fight Waiting

Nearly 24 hours into the government shut down some North Texans told CBS 11 it’s not anger they feel, it’s hurt. Now those who have been fighting for more benefits, in some cases for years, are stuck waiting again.

CBSDFW.COM–10/01/2013

Dallas VA Hospital

North Texas VA Built Up Massive Health Consultation Backlog

The CBS 11 I-Team has learned about an internal memo that shows the North Texas Veterans Affairs built up a backlog of more than 36,000 health consultations.

CBS 11–09/26/2013

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Texas Iraq War Vet Faces Eviction As Disability Claim Lags

A McKinney military veteran has waited nearly a year for the Department of Veterans Affairs to act on her disability claim while facing eviction notices from the landlord of her McKinney apartment complex.

CBS 11–09/20/2013

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VA: Navy Gunman Didn’t Reveal Homicidal Thoughts

The Washington Navy Yard gunman visited two hospitals in the weeks before the rampage but did not say he was depressed or having thoughts of harming himself or others, the Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday.

09/18/2013

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