VETERANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VETERANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp">Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in the way VA hospitals and clinics across the nation have been scheduling veterans for appointments, according to a report released Tuesday by the VA’s Office of Inspector General. The report said workers falsified waitlists while th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583394002014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:13:02 MDT Obama vows justice in murder of American journalist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338792-68/obama-veterans-president-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338792-68/obama-veterans-president-care.html.csp">Obama vows justice in murder of American journalist</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:35:21.668-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • President Barack Obama says “America does not forget” and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist. The president said the country continues to grieve James Foley, killed last week by Islamic State militants. Obama called the killers “barbaric terrorists.” He signaled that a response may take some time. He said — quote — “Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick.” But he said America is patient and “justice will be done.” THIS IS A BR...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583387922014-08-26T18:35:21.668-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:35:21.668-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338792@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:35:21 MDT Op-ed: Ratify disabilities treaty to do right by disabled veterans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293709-82/treaty-disabilities-veterans-support.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293709-82/treaty-disabilities-veterans-support.html.csp">Op-ed: Ratify disabilities treaty to do right by disabled veterans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Stuart</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T17:57:02.313-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recently, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has been very outspoken about one particular issue: NCAA sports. He expresses serious concern about the importance of maintaining an “even playing field” for student athletes. Unfortunately, by failing to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or Disabilities Treaty, he has failed to support an even playing field for disabled American Veterans and others with disabilities worldwide. In my job as a VFW post commander, I see firsthand on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293709@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:57:02 MDT Boost for vets’ health: Obama signs new law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58272710-68/veterans-law-care-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58272710-68/veterans-law-care-health.html.csp">Boost for vets’ health: Obama signs new law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and darlene superville </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T18:14:55.79-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 06:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fort Belvoir, Va. • Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed Thursday by President Barack Obama. Other changes will take longer under the $16.3 billion law, which is the government’s most sweeping response to the problems that have rocked the Veterans Affairs Department and led to the ouster of Eric Shinseki as VA secretary. Improved access to outside care is likely t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582727102014-08-07T18:14:55.79-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T18:14:55.79-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272710@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:14:55 MDT House OKs V.A. health-care overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243467-68/veterans-bill-care-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243467-68/veterans-bill-care-billion.html.csp">House OKs V.A. health-care overhaul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T18:41:01.892-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 06:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the V.A. to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite employment rules to make it easier to fire senior executives judged to be negligent or performing poorly. The 420-5 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by Friday. The bill includes $10 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582434672014-07-30T18:41:01.892-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T18:41:01.892-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243467@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:41:01 MDT Washington Post: Mending the VA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241436-82/bill-billion-department-veterans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241436-82/bill-billion-department-veterans.html.csp">Washington Post: Mending the VA</a></h4>