Category Archives: Congressional Influence

The house that Donald built…

will not include Dr. David Shulkin.  He was fired last night as most readers already know.  Some say “Good riddance” and others are very worried.  Dr. Shulkin is upset and is talking about what he believes is a political move … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Congressional Influence, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, Uncategorized, VA Health Care | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Lejeune final rule: March 14, 2017

Frank brings this update about, as NOD has called it, “Camp NoWay, N.C..”    VETERANS’ CORNER: VA establishes service connection to eight diseases (Article link)  “The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at … Continue reading

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It’s one thing to recite 38 CFR to me and tell me what some arcane VA manual said about how to rate _____________ and under what circumstances and how the regulation has percolated down to us in the ensuing forty six … Continue reading

Posted in 1154(b) combat presumptions, C-Files and RBAs, Congressional Influence, CUE, Inferred claims, Informal Claims, KP Veterans, VA Agents, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VA hospital ratings: focus on Hot Springs, SD (a Black Hills campus)

Frank emailed information to share here on a hot topic: VA hospital quality ratings. Frank’s advice for dual-eligible veterans –those who have options–is to be very selective about which services to get from the VA and which from private hospitals. … Continue reading

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Wikileaks and other groups help citizens read public domain Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports

Topic: Important nonpartisan accurate resources  In 2014, I posted about CRS, a section of the Library of Congress (LINK). Some of its reports were posted online haphazardly. (The report I referenced has been updated.) During the pre-election craziness, I searched Wikileak’s … Continue reading

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MITRE and RAND corporations on veterans’ health care

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The VA sponsors outside research conducted at the MITRE Corporation (LINK and overview, LINK). They, in turn, subcontract with other researchers like the RAND corporation.  RAND has a webpage (LINK) dedicated to opinion pieces, report downloads, and other information.  They were subcontracted … Continue reading

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Here we have almost the perfect triumvirate of Judges aligned like the stars and one has to spoil it with a bogus “I concur but I’m butthurt about Willie’s due diligence in this matter”. Trust Judge Coral to be the … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, BvA and VARO CUE DECISIONS, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, Congressional Influence, Equitable tolling, KP Veterans, NOVA Attorneys, Tips and Tricks, VA Attorneys, VA Motions for Reconsideration, VSOs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

CBS news report (12/1/15): most veterans denied HCV meds

We have all read news stories about the difficulty veterans with active chronic HCV infection are having getting treated with Sovaldi at the VA. Some articles express a more reality-based report on the service-connected HCV outbreak among Vietnam veterans.   … Continue reading

Posted in Blood info, Congressional HCV info, Congressional Influence, Guest authors, HCV Risks (documented), transfusions and hepatitis, VA Health Care, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments


I don’t know if you folks heard, but when Butch Long filed with VA back in March of this year, he was careful to give them his new address. He made sure it was very clear where he lived. You … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with America? Are politicians so shallow that they willingly abrogate the compact between Veterans and their Nation? Rarely do I inveigh in the political sector as it is the third rail that impedes our cause. The moment the … Continue reading

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