Iraq war veteran burned by ‘very frustrating process’ at VA

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Kris Ottman’s job came with the kind of stress that few ever experience. Now he can’t get the care he needs.

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Johnson brings back whistleblower protection bill as Sunshine Week opens

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Transparency, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Kirkpatrick, the namesake of the bill, had questioned the Tomah VA Medical Center’s overprescription practices of opioids and other patient care concerns.

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VA whistleblower has questions for Congressman Ron Kind

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Ryan Honl wants to know about a call to Kind’s office.

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Insiders: Tomah VA troubles continue with nurse shortage, neglectful care

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“There have been times where a shift scheduled went totally through that did not have a registered nurse assigned,” the VA employee said.

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VA secretary nominee faces little resistance, lots of challenges

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“VA is a unique national resource that is worth saving, and I am committed to doing just that,” Shulkin said.

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Latest data show Tomah VA hospital improving in opioid prescriptions, veteran satisfaction

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The hospital’s alarming opioid over-prescription practices led to the 2014 death of 35-year-old veteran Marine Jason Simcakoski, according to multiple reports.

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