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Veterans say reformed VA hurting

FAIRBANKS - A 2014 law to reform the Veterans Administration health care system has only made things worse...David Shulkin, the third-in-command at the Veterans Administration, that the Veterans Choice Act hasn't delivered...
Letter: Don't let flag issues blindfold you

...President Obama doesn't want you to hear about his current efforts to enact more gun control measures. The Veterans Administration welcomes any issue that distracts attention from the utter failure of the Choice Card program as an alternative...
Alaska can't keep up with Medicaid caseload

...000 hours for Medicaid expansion? How is that combat veterans wait more than a year for findings from the Veterans Administration regarding benefits that they earn, but asking people to wait 30 days for an entitlement program is in acceptable...
Delays at Alaska VA clinics are shorter than US average

JUNEAU - Average wait times for veterans seeking appointments at four Veterans Administration facilities in Alaska were below the national average, according to VA data for September through February.The figures, which...
My Turn: The importance of Housing First

...word soon spread and today the model has been copied in many other cities and states and is being used by the Veterans Administration to treat homeless veterans.Equally important, the costs to provide the housing were dramatically lower than...
Check for $1 is too little, too late

...came to Juneau. They moved to the capital city from Wrangell after selling everything they owned to be near the Veterans Administration Clinic.When Melody received her Permanent Fund Dividend in October, she bought them a modestly sized flat-screen...
Alaska Native military service recognized

...Paul Marks said.Tens of thousands of Native people have served in each American war and Marks said the Veterans Administration estimates more than 24,000 Native men and women are currently serving in the armed forces across the world...
This is just a drill

...have offices in the federal building, as does the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Justice, the Veterans Administration, Social Security Administration and the Government Services Administration.The child care center at the building...
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My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...of veterans use Medicare, compared to 14 percent of the general population. Many use Medicaid to supplement Veterans Administration benefits as well. A VoteVets press release concluded, "These proposals are draconian, cruel, and unfair...
Letter: Feigned outrage and finger pointing

...issues voter. As most Americans, and especially as a disabled veteran, I am apoplectic about the news that some Veterans Administration hospitals are not meeting the standard of care that veterans earned and deserve. It is an outrage and people...


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