Linda Schwartz

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New reforms aim to fix problems in CT veterans care


WASHINGTON – Connecticut veterans will likely benefit from a new law designed to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, even though some of the changes will be slow in coming and problems are expected to continue to hamper the system. Continue Reading →

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Suicide by veterans remains a daunting problem as VA struggles to improve care


Connecticut has one of the lowest rates of veteran suicide in the nation, but the situation remains daunting. While there’s evidence some progress has been made, the state’s veterans commit suicide at nearly twice the rate of non-vets. Continue Reading →

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Number of long waits for VA healthcare in CT much larger than first reported

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal at Hartford press conference Monday.

WASHINGTON –Since the scandal this spring over long wait times and cover ups of poor performance at veterans’ health facilities, there’s been a sharp upturn in the numbers of Connecticut veterans who have waited more than 30 days to receive medical help. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers lean on Harry Reid to schedule Schwartz VA vote

WASHINGTON – Members of the state’s congressional delegation on Thursday told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid they are tired of tapping their feet waiting for a confirmation vote for Linda Schwartz, the head of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, who has been nominated by President Obama for a top VA job in Washington. Continue Reading →

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