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VA will provide ‘covered’ abortions, protect healthcare providers from state laws in new policy

The Department of Veterans Affairs will now provide abortions for veterans in life-threatening situations due to a pregnancy or in cases of rape and incest.

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(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

VA confidence in new EHR ‘shaken’ following cases of patient harm, McDonough says

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Lawmakers renew push to strip investigation authority from VA whistleblower office

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Congress wants more oversight over VA’s plans to implement automation

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz) SAN DIEGO (Dec. 28, 2021) Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear) 1st Class Kayla Matos, from Brooklyn, N.Y., receives a COVID-19 booster shot in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Though not mandatory, the Navy recommends all Navy personnel receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz) 211228-N-DN347-1008

Navy appeals court decision barring punishment for SEALs who refused vaccine

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VA’s struggling supply chain modernization initiative is under review

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Congress fears VA is ‘moving on’ amid persistent EHR challenges, low employee morale at initial go-live site

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Lawmakers directing ire at VA over another struggling IT project

House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee leadership want more information from VA leadership about its strategy to modernize its supply chain management…

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(Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Denis McDonough speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Pent up demand for VA services driving record 2022 budget request, agency says

The Department of Veterans Affairs also envisions additional funding for its electronic health record modernization program, accountability office and…

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VA accountability office says it’s improved, but whistleblowers aren’t so sure

The House is considering new legislation in effort to reform VA’s beleaguered Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, while the Senate is hopeful new political leadership might “right the ship.”

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