The Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix, where the VA's inspector general says numerous problems with scheduling practices were uncovered.
(Matt York/AP)
May 28, 2014

Report Finds Evidence Of Secret Wait Lists At VA Hospital

The inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs has affirmed that some 1,700 patients at the Phoenix VA hospital were put on unofficial wait lists and subjected to treatment delays of up to 115 days.


U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) met with Department of Veteran's Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on May 22, 2014.
(Office of Sen. Dick Durbin)
May 28, 2014

Durbin: Premature To Call For Shinseki’s Ouster At VA

U.S Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he is waiting to get all the facts before he decides where he stands on Eric Shinseki’s future as head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


May 22, 2014

Amendment Seeks To Preserve Health Alliance Retiree Contracts

An area senator wants area retirees to keep Health Alliance as their Medicare Advantage provider. Mike Frerichs’ (D-Champaign) amendment would let those on Medicare Advantage remain on Health Alliance, which was dropped last year by the state for those retiree contracts, despite being the low bidder.  


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