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Improving Default Rates on F.H.A. Loans

Improving Default Rates on F.H.A. LoansImproving Default Rates on F.H.A. LoansNew research from the Urban Institute suggests reasons that V.A. mortgages are less likely to go into default than F.H.A. loans....

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Confirmation Hearing Becomes Debate on Veterans Affairs

Confirmation Hearing Becomes Debate on Veterans AffairsConfirmation Hearing Becomes Debate on Veterans AffairsWhile members of the Senate panel praised Robert A. McDonald as an ideal pick to lead the department, they debated whether the agency needed more money to fix its problems....

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Bottlenecks in Training Doctors

Our current medical education system is ill-equipped to train the number of professionals we need....

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V.A. Official Says Fixing Issues at Root of Waiting-List Scandal Will Cost Billions

V.A. Official Says Fixing Issues at Root of Waiting-List Scandal Will Cost BillionsV.A. Official Says Fixing Issues at Root of Waiting-List Scandal Will Cost BillionsThe Veterans Affairs’ acting secretary told a Senate committee that hiring 1,500 doctors and 8,500 nurses and other clinicians to work at V.A. hospitals would cost $17.6 billion over three years....

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What's News in Washington: Boehner Moves Ahead With Plan to Sue Obama

A House Rules Committee will debate the merits of a lawsuit proposed by Speaker John A. Boehner over the president’s use of executive powers....

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V.A. Is Accused of Retaliating in 67 Complaint Cases

A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the Department of Veterans Affairs against employees who filed whistle-blower complaints — including 25 complaints filed since June 1, after a growing health......

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The Health Care Waiting Game

The Health Care Waiting GameThe Health Care Waiting GameWe think we get medical appointments quickly, but that’s not always true....

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A Guide to Changes in Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Regulatory changes announced by the Obama administration last week extend more benefits to same-sex couples, but they vary by state. Here’s a rundown....

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After Criticism, Investigator Steps Down From the V.A.

Dr. John R. Pierce, director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical investigation unit, is the fifth senior official to depart from the agency in the past six weeks....

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V.A. Nominee McDonald Faced Criticism at Procter Gamble

V.A. Nominee McDonald Faced Criticism at Procter GambleV.A. Nominee McDonald Faced Criticism at Procter GambleRobert A. McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter & Gamble, was criticized for moving slowly to contain costs, but many also praised his abilities for detail and operations....

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New Ways to Treat Veterans

Representative Steve Israel, the New York Democrat, responds to an editorial, “The Heavy Burden of Stress Disorder.”...

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