Veterans Affairs


VA Spokesman Says Poor Sacramento Hospital Service Is Supply-Demand Issue

Wait times at Sacramento Veterans Hospital are the sixth-longest in the nation, and in some cases, patients had to wait more than a month to get an appointment.


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Sacramento VA Hospital Has Highest Percentage Of Month Delays For Appointments

About 6.8 percent of the roughly 133,300 medical appointments completed at the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center from Sept. 1 to Feb. 28 missed the VA’s timeliness goal, which calls for patients to be seen within 30 days.


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Conversations With Veterans: Howard Wasdin’s Success Post Military Life

Elite Navy SEAL sniper Howard Wasdin survived the infamous battle made famous in the hit movie “Black Hawk Down,” but medical retirement and coming home, presented him with challenges he never expected.


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New Mather Veterans Affairs Hospital Will Rely On Solar Power

The staff at the 19,000-square-foot, solar-powered facility is very proud of the new outpatient building at Mather.


Small Business Owner Forced Out For Starbucks

Feds Forcing Small Business Owner Out In Favor Of Starbucks

As a small-business owner, Ken Gilmore loves serving veterans coffee and donuts at the V.A. Medical Center on Mather Field. As he continues to recover from two heart attacks, he faces another major setback: After 15 years, the V.A. is pushing his coffee business out and bringing in a Starbucks instead.



Call Kurtis Investigates: Federal Government Still ‘Killing Off’ Veterans with Clerical Mistakes

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is still killing off veterans by mistake, according to a congressman from California, a CBS13 Call Kurtis investigation has learned.



Call Kurtis Investigates: VA Declares Hundreds of Veterans Dead By Mistake

For decades, many veterans serving in the military have been entitled to medical benefits once they retire — a reward for their sacrifice and dedication to the nation. But a CBS13 Call Kurtis investigation is […]

CBS Sacramento–07/23/2012


Veteran Fights For 11 Years To Receive Disability

Carpino went 11 years through appeals with the Oakland VA to get his 100 percent disability approved.


Washington, DC Area Prepares For Sept. 11th Anniversary

Veterans Affairs Finds More Misplaced Or Missing Grave Markers

The Veterans Affairs Department says it has discovered 102 more headstones or markers on the wrong graves and 21 graves in need of markers in the cemeteries under its management.