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John Kasich’s Listening Tour

If Gov. Kasich does well in New Hampshire, it will be because enough people trusted him with their stories....

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Bernie Sanders and the V.A.

Readers discuss Senator Bernie Sanders’s response to complaints about health care for veterans....

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Faith in Agency Clouded Bernie Sanders’s V.A. Response

Faith in Agency Clouded Bernie Sanders’s V.A. ResponseFaith in Agency Clouded Bernie Sanders’s V.A. ResponseSenator Bernie Sanders initially regarded complaints of trouble at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a play by conservatives to weaken one of the country’s largest social welfare institutions....

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What Does a Parrot Know About PTSD?

What Does a Parrot Know About PTSD?What Does a Parrot Know About PTSD?An unexpected bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans could reveal surprising insights into animal intelligence....

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Suicide Claims Another Marine as Holes in Safety Net Persist

Suicide Claims Another Marine as Holes in Safety Net PersistSuicide Claims Another Marine as Holes in Safety Net PersistThe suicide rate in one Marine regiment is 14 times as high as that for all Americans, but the government’s ability to monitor and treat veterans are halting and incomplete....

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Congress Orders Defense Dept. to Study Combat’s Effects on Veteran Suicide Rates

Lawmakers passed a bill requiring the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments to begin a study within a month to assess how combat, not just deployment, affects mental health....

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Senate Approves Research Into Combat Effects on Mental Health

Research into veterans’ suicide received a lift on Tuesday with Senate passage of a measure requiring an independent research program on the effects of combat service on suicide rates and other mental health issues among troops and veterans....

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Obama Visits Arlington National Cemetery to Honor Veterans

Obama Visits Arlington National Cemetery to Honor VeteransObama Visits Arlington National Cemetery to Honor VeteransPresident Barack Obama urged the public Wednesday to keep thinking about veterans long after the annual holiday honoring them....

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Lessons in End-of-Life Care From the V.A.

Lessons in End-of-Life Care From the V.A.Dying people often care more about spiritual support, control over decisions and respect for dignity than hospital parking....

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White House Seeks to Ease Veterans’ Access to Care

After a scandal in the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, the Obama administration wants to help military veterans gain easier access to health care, disability and educational benefits....

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Hillary Clinton Pledges to Make Better Treatment of Veterans a Priority

Hillary Clinton Pledges to Make Better Treatment of Veterans a PriorityHillary Clinton Pledges to Make Better Treatment of Veterans a PriorityHillary Rodham Clinton called the Department of Veterans Affairs an “archaic system” that was “built for the past, not the future,” as she unveiled a multipronged set of proposals Tuesday to expand care and medical services to the country’s......

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