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Vets describe second betrayal when seeking care

Former Marine Tara Johnson says that when she finally got medical care after being sexually assaulted in the military, the Veterans Affairs doctor asked whether she really thought she had been raped. Full story

House committee, VA, clash over requests for data

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is going public with its frustration over the Veterans Affairs Department's failure to comply with nearly 100 requests for information. Full story

Unnecessary repeat cholesterol tests common: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One-third of people with heart disease have their cholesterol levels checked more often than guidelines recommend, a new study of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients suggests. Full story

US veterans return home to broken system

   MSNBC’s Chris Jansing speaks to a political about the current VA backlog and how the government plans to fix it.

Disabled veterans struggle with broken claims system

The backlog in Veterans Affairs disability claims is still staggering, though small inroads have been made. Full story

‘Decades old problem’ exacerbates benefits backlog for veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been scrambling to fix its backlog, which has reached 584,308 claims that have been pending for 125 days or more. About 873,680 veterans have filed claims and that number continues to grow. Full story

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  Overloaded!

Bill Wolff, executive producer of the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Wednesday’s show – Mitt Romney, his stance on immigration and a look at the authors of the SB 1070 law, plus the Department of Veterans Affairs is having major problems providing mental healthcare and we’ve got U.S. Secret

  Proving key job programs for veterans

John Garcia of the Department of Veterans Affairs shares details about organizations that make the future of veterans a priority every day.

  Army vet declared dead four times

Jerry Miller has received four letters from the VA mourning his death and cutting off his benefits. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

  Helping veterans help America

Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, Democratic candidate for Congress from Illinois, Iraq war veteran, and former Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, talks with Rachel Maddow about helping returning veterans and breaking partisan gridlock in

  Homeless vet center slammed for misspent funds

Advocates for military veterans have filed a class-action lawsuit in Los Angeles to try to force the federal Veterans Affairs Department to step up for former service-members who are now homeless. NBC's Lee Cowan reports.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on April 18, before the House Appropriations subcommittee on Military Constructions, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing on the Veterans Affairs Department's fiscal 2014 budget.

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War veteran Richard Cadwallader greets Kim Yeon-soon, whom he helped receive treatment for burns she had sustained as a girl, during a reunion ceremony in Seoul
War veteran Richard Cadwallader greets Kim Yeon-soon, whom he helped receive treatment for burns she had sustained as a girl, during a reunion ceremony in Seoul

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