A reported sexual assault may be determined to be “unfounded” or “unsubstantiated” for any number of reasons, such as a lack of physical evidence. That does not mean it was a false report or that the incident did not occur. However, news coverage sometimes mistakenly conflates concepts like false and unproven, which perpetuates dangerous myths that false accusations are common. Not only does this line come across as victim-blaming and gaslighting, but it’s also untrue in this specific case: VA’s Inspector General wrote, “Neither I nor my staff told you or anyone else at the Department that the allegations were unsubstantiated.” … [Read more...] about VA leader must demonstrate commitment to ending harassment
"A signed verification of delivery is a necessary step in the delivery process due to regulations, but actual payment is not required upon delivery to the patient," the statement continued. "Payment is typically received from the applicable payer, whether it is a private insurer, Medicare/Medicaid or the VA, at a later date.” … [Read more...] about Army veteran who said prosthetic legs were repossessed to get new pair from VA
Perhaps this would not matter to Team Trump, but since she would at VA supervise a large and complicated health-care system, it is probably worth noting that her principal career contribution to health-care policy was the heinous “death panels” lie about the Affordable Care Act. As for her administrative capacities and stamina for hard work (an important criterion to Trump, we know, given his constant expressions of concern for Hillary Clinton’s fitness for the presidency), it is hard to forget her abrupt resignation as governor of Alaska just over halfway through her one term in office. … [Read more...] about Will Trump Insult Veterans by Sending Sarah Palin to the VA?
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She and her father, Travis, were missing from Richmond, Virginia, since August 2017. Authorities arrested Travis Plummer, 37, on April 19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, CBS News reports. Plummer is charged with desecrating the human remains of his daughter; a cause of death has not been determined. Authorities don't believe she died in New Jersey. … [Read more...] about VA Dad Arrested After Dead Child, 2, Found In Suitcase