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Tester hopes to bring VA secretary to Butte to push vets' home

Tester hopes to bring VA secretary to Butte to push vets' home

BUTTE — For several years, the proposed veterans’ home in Butte hasn’t gotten off the ground. Money has been raised. Plans have been set. But it hasn’t gotten done.

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Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Veterans health care services in Montana still need work, say veterans who met Wednesday with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in Billings.

September 24, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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VA psychologist reprimanded over evaluation

HELENA, Mont. — A Department of Veterans Affairs psychologist whose evaluation downgraded the disabling effects of a veteran's brain injury has been publicly reprimanded by the Montana Board of Psychologists for practicing outside the scope of his expertise.

September 17, 2014 6:30 pm
Gazette opinion: VA Montana needs to reach out further

Gazette opinion: VA Montana needs to reach out further

Three dozen Montana veterans spent a couple of hours in Helena last week voicing health care concerns to Johnny Ginnity, acting director of the VA Montana Health Care System.

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Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

A bill before Congress would rename the Billings VA Clinic the Bear Root Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.

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Veterans' program at UM grows to over 300 degree plans

Veterans' program at UM grows to over 300 degree plans

More than 300 degree plans submitted by University of Montana students receiving Veterans Affairs educational benefits have been filed this semester, marking the progress of a program implemented last year.

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Montana vets to question federal health officials

Montana vets to question federal health officials

HELENA — Montana military veterans will have the chance to question Department of Veterans Affairs officials Wednesday at Fort Harrison after an investigation into VA health care sites across the nation found long wait times for doctors' appointments in the state.

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Veterans Affairs to hold town hall meeting

HELENA — The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a town hall to listen to and answer questions from Montana veterans.

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Veterans tell Tester where VA needs to improve

Veterans tell Tester where VA needs to improve

GREAT FALLS — Veterans from the Great Falls area say Veterans' Affairs staff in Montana is overworked and more options are needed for patients living in rural areas.

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Remodeling project at VA Medical Center aimed at improving patient privacy

Remodeling project at VA Medical Center aimed at improving patient privacy

Construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday on a $10 million project at the VA Montana Medical Center at Fort Harrison that is aimed primarily at giving patients more privacy.

August 11, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.

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State Board of Psychologists, Montana VA to resolve complaint by veteran

State Board of Psychologists, Montana VA to resolve complaint by veteran

MISSOULA — The state Board of Psychologists and a U.S. attorney representing a doctor with the VA Montana Health Care System have agreed to resolve a complaint filed by a veteran of the Iraq War.

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Wyoming Military Department hopes VA doesn't close any facilities

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Military Department’s director is concerned the anticipated overhaul of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care system could result in the closure of Wyoming facilities, he said Monday morning.

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VA System-Wide Review of Access

VA System-Wide Review of Access

June 09, 2014 1:38 pm
VA audit finds a 48-day average wait for new Montana patients

VA audit finds a 48-day average wait for new Montana patients

HELENA — Military veterans in Montana wait an average of 48 days for their first primary-care visit in the Veterans Affairs health system, longer than VA systems in most neighboring states, the VA reported Monday.

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Wait for vets exceeds target at Cheyenne VA

Wait for vets exceeds target at Cheyenne VA

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The wait time for new patients seeking a primary care doctor at the VA Center in Cheyenne is more than 32 days - more than twice the limit the Department of Veterans Affairs had set as a goal, according to a report released Monday by the agency.

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Tester: 'Shinseki's resignation will not fix all the problems with the VA'

Tester: 'Shinseki's resignation will not fix all the problems with the VA'

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont, laid out plans Sunday to address the Veterans Affairs scandal as well as the health care system’s history of inadequate service.

June 01, 2014 12:14 pm Photos

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VA mum on timing of Montana director's decision

VA mum on timing of Montana director's decision

HELENA — Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System officials won't address the timing of the director's decision to step down this summer.

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Tester, Walsh, Daines release statements on VA resignation

Tester, Walsh, Daines release statements on VA resignation

Sen. John Walsh, Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Steve Daines released statements Friday in response to Eric Shinseki’s resignation as secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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Ex-VA worker says she was suspended over records

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A former worker at a Veterans Affairs clinic in Colorado says she was put on unpaid leave after she refused to falsify appointment records.

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