"Trump, who has never worked in a functional organization his entire life, simply has no concept of how complex institutions work. His entire world is about 'knowing a guy.'" Professor Seth Cotlar tweeted.
If confirmed, David J. Shulkin will be replaced by Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who has no experience administering a large organization like the VA
The Department of Veterans Affairs is hesitant to admit its role in the death of Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski, who died as a result of drugs he was prescribed at a VA hospital.
With painkillers, Mike Stevens could care for his kids and run his farm; now he can barely dress himself.
About half of severely mentally ill people have a drug problem, and vice versa, but federal policies don't address that.
"There is an epidemic of sudden deaths occurring throughout the U.S. military."
The VA killed thousands of vets and fueled the national opioid addiction crisis by recklessly throwing pills at a problem.
Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense must work together to offer better options for patients.
The suicide rate for men in the farming, fishing and forestry industries in certain states is higher than that of veterans, two unrelated reports indicate.
A VA surgeon who reported a co-worker's time card fraud was relocated to a dirty closet and then demoted.
The Veteran's History Project at the Library of Congress preserves firsthand accounts that, like these, show the full scope of the wartime experience.
One Marine corps veteran found the VA Department threatening to cut his disability rating.
Since 2003, over 600 American service members have come forward with the belief that they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq.
Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here.Answer from Jon Davis, Sergeant of Marines, two tours in Iraq.
President Obama made the announcement that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki offered his resignation