VA health enrollment system in disarray, audit finds

12:04 pm Aug. 10, 2017

Filing an application for enrollment is the first step veterans must take to gain access to health care at the more than 150 VA hospitals across the country. But a scathing new federal review finds the health enrollment system overseen by a national VA office in Atlanta is in disarray.

Poor oversight and mismanagement of the enrollment system resulted in delays to health care access for some veterans and likely denied

Elderly may be blocked from suing nursing homes for neglect, abuse

6:45 am Aug. 9, 2017

The Roswell woman’s plea was hand-written. Please, she wrote to federal officials, ban mandatory binding arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts.

The woman wrote that she wanted to file a lawsuit after her husband died in January in a skilled nursing facility. “He died from sepsis caused by a bedsore that was discovered too late and then improperly managed,” her letter says.

But an attorney she consulted told her she couldn’t have

Hundreds of police officers fired for misconduct, then rehired, report says

3:44 pm Aug. 3, 2017

More than 450 police officers across America fired for misconduct were rehired by their departments who were forced to take them back, according to a Washington Post investigation published Thursday.

The Post examined records since 2006 from 37 of the largest local police agencies in the country. The study found officers who violated the public trust won their jobs back after they appealed the termination and the department was forced