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six-day event

VA Kicks Off Disabled Veterans Winter Clinic More than 400 with Disabilities Expected in Colorado WASHINGTON (March 19, 2010) - More than 400 injured Veterans have signed up to take part in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., the largest adaptive event of its kind in the world, scheduled from March 28 through April 2. "This VA Winter Clinic is an extension of the superb ...more »

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Make Your Public Documents on the web and citable to a paragraph

WHAT Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites. WHY * Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere. * Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations. * Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable. HOW * An easy-to-deploy archival ...more »

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Rotation of hospital staff personnel vis-a-vis "service..."

Some clerks at Hines VA (Hines, IL) have been in their positions forever -- and some of them have dreadful manner and behaviors. It's offensive and a real drag... Conversely while visiting Orlando, FL I was just amazed at the enthusiasm, morale, and "service attitude" I experienced in the Orange Clinic. I think at one point N. Chgo VA was rotating some of their people. Can see at least some of the pros and cons here. ...more »

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they should not be exempt

The VA Hospitals are exempt from being put in a law suit. That should not be, If someone in the VA Hospitals make a major mistake that did or could have caused harm to that Veteran and family they should be held accountable. But as it sits the Attorney's for the VA Hospitals tell you all you can get is ZERO to $300.00 for their mistake. And I notice if one VA has trouble with an employee they tranfer he or she to another ...more »

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Don't leave the vietnam vets behind

I have been fighting the VA for over 24 years on a claim. I have about 2 or three claims in now with the Order of the Purple Heart in North Little rock AR, The Va in little Rock has been sitting on these claims for way over 90 days and all i get is thet they are in for Rating. I call the 1-800 number and they are not up to date with information so to me that is wasting vets time. I am not getting any younger and my health ...more »

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Satisfaction Survey

Assisting in a Veteran Service Office with 25,000 veterans I would really like to see a satisfaction survey sent out concerning what I consider to be a terrible CBOC (from what I have experienced and heard). If these survey results show a high amount of dissatisfaction I would like to see the VA take action to improve these CBOC's. It's not about these VA employees who feel that the VA Medical System is all for them ...more »

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nation wide veteran's disablity discount pass for state parks

Today I was denied a Washington State park veterans disability pass for Washington State park system. I am an American Veteran. I volunteered for service in the Army to defend my country in the Vietnam war. I do have a 50% disability military related letter. I do have a State of California Veteran's disability discount pass card. I applied to the State of Washington for a similar veteran's card to use the State of ...more »

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VA NOT ANSWERING( IRIS)

Has anyone had a problem`s with the VA not answering there IRIS ?WE have many IRIS that have not been answered is there any reason for that?Many IRIS have been sent to the Region OFFICE in my state.Can something be done to make sure they answer these IRIS and we have been waiting along time for an privcay officer from that region office to call us about a matter that has not been answerd.Can we Fix this or is it just ...more »

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Recorded Monitoring of VA Health Care Facilities

In the spirit of openess I believe the VA Health System desparately needs recorded monitoring of the VA receptionist at the VA facilities. Many of these receptionists are contracted out and they are often young and working at their first job. I have been working as a volunteer county Veteran Service Assistant for our Veteran Service Officer. I have noticed and many veterans have told me about the terrible attitude and ...more »

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CHARLIE NORWOOD VAMC AND NON-VA EMERGENCY CARE CLAIMS

Over 2 years ago I was treated at non-VA ER. I had been told by my PCP at the CBOC where I was a patient to go to the ER because of chest pain. I notified the CBOC of the visit as soon as I was discharged. I recveived the bills and sent them to Charlie Norwood VAMC for payment. To this day I have never received any notification as to whether of not the bills were paid or denied. Since I didn't get any more bills ...more »

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