veterans

Patricia Murphy talks about her report on end-of-life care for our nation's service members and veterans.


U.S. Marines who fought long and bloody battles to drive insurgents out of the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah watched with disappointment as the cities fell to the self-described Islamic State.

Nancy Pastor for NPR.

The VA apologizes for misusing real estate in West Los Angeles. Instead of using all the land to serve veterans, the VA leases some of it to a television studio, a laundry business, and UCLA.


Susanica Tam for KPCC

Local housing officials need the cooperation of landlords to comply with the federal government's goal of ending homelessness among veterans.


Patricia Murphy joins host John Hockenberry on PRI's "The Takeway." They talk about her coverage of the VA's "Choice Card" program, which is falling short of its goals of providing timely health care to rural vets.

Veteran Gloria Hoeppner holds her Choice card.
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A $15 billion federal program intended to improve veterans' health care is off to a rocky start, and some members of Congress are calling for significant reforms.

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