Latest Veterans healthcare News

Vermont program invites veterans to share their stories

Dec. 10, 2019 9:34 PM EST

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Ruth Morrison is 95 and lives in the Waits River, Vt., home where she moved after giving birth to the fourth of her five children decades ago. This independence late in life is possible because one daughter lives nearby and brings her meals to heat up in the microwave....

Kansas City woman hit, killed while walking across street

Dec. 7, 2019 12:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman died after she was hit by a car while crossing a street on the east side of the city, police said. Carrie Davis, 63, was walking across a street a block north of the Kansas City VA Medical Center when she was hit, police said. She was unresponsive when she was...

New outpatient clinic for veterans in Quincy to open Monday

Nov. 24, 2019 10:45 AM EST

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A new outpatient clinic for veterans is set to open in Quincy. The (Quincy) Herald-Whig r eport s the 21,000-squre foot clinic will see its first patients Monday. It has the capacity to serve 8,000 veterans. The newspaper reports 3,000 are currently enrolled. The clinic is run by Iowa...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

Hassan honors 105-year-old veteran

Nov. 9, 2019 7:57 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A World War II veteran who will turn 105 on Veterans Day is being honored by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. Hassan will join Martin Roy, of Manchester, on Saturday at the VA Medical Center to present him with the official Congressional Record she issued to commemorate his birthday. Roy,...

Northern Colorado to get new VA clinic

Oct. 27, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Planning is in the works to build a new Veterans Affairs clinic in Loveland that will give veterans in northern Colorado better access to health care. The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Health Care System announced that the clinic is expected to open by the winter of 2022. VA spokesman...

Disabled vet faces multiple charges in hospital shooting

Oct. 23, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 60-year-old disabled Army veteran accused of shooting two people at a Florida hospital is facing multiple charges that could send him to prison for decades. The Palm Beach Post reports an indictment unsealed last week charges Larry Ray Bon with three counts of assaulting a...

Alabama city approves massive no-smoking zone

Oct. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city council has approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in a 100-block zone around schools and health facilities. Al.Com reports Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the rule last week. It'll go into effect on Dec. 1. The ordinance says the no-smoking zone will...

Man sentenced for selling drugs at VA hospital

Oct. 19, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to selling crack cocaine at a Massachusetts veterans' hospital has avoided additional prison time. Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old Michael Sexton was sentenced Friday to time already served — about two months— and two years of probation. The Bedford...

Book: Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health system

Oct. 16, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary. In the book, obtained by The...