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Lessons learned from a former VA undersecretary

After spending three years as Undersecretary for Veterans Benefits during the Trump administration, Paul Lawrence has learned a few lessons.

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(Photo by Lawrence Jackson)The SAMMIE Awards breakfast held in the Senate Hart Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Even after troops leave Afghanistan, Iraq, resulting brain injury research continuing for VHA

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VA health facilities, still operating in pandemic mode, get a checkup from the inspector general

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(Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Senators seek bigger role, more doses for VA in vaccine distribution efforts

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Supply remains VA’s biggest hurdle in vaccinating broader veteran population

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A new era for Veterans Affairs, and the committee that oversees it

The Veterans Health Administration is marking its 75th year. Now that Denis McDonough is confirmed as the new veterans affairs secretary, what will his…

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Staff at VHA take stock as the agency celebrates 75 year of history

Veterans and health care have changed a lot since 1945 when the vast cohort started returning home from World War II. The VA’s acting Undersecretary for…

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VA restarts collection notices for benefits overpayments after COVID put them on hold

VA deferred collection of these overpayments to give veterans financial relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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