Paralyzed Veterans of America Blog


When to Connect with Members of Congress

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday August 14, 2018

Traditionally, August signals a long recess work period for members of Congress. It is during this time that Senators and Representatives devote extra time and attention to meeting with their constituents, touring important facilities in their states and districts, and otherwise reconnecting with the citizens and communities they serve. Both members of the House and […]

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In Vitro Fertilization Offered to Eligible Veterans

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday July 20, 2018

The inability for some service-connected veterans to create a family of their own has long been a subject of frustration, helplessness, domestic tension and possibly even shame, among other feelings, for many of our members and other service-connected veterans. Until recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided few infertility services other than in vitro […]

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VA MISSION Act Provides New Health Care Options for Vets

Posted by PVA Admin on Thursday May 31, 2018

On May 23, the United States Senate voted 92-5 for the VA MISSION Act. The bill is now headed to President Trump’s desk for signature. The House of Representatives passed the bill on May 16, by a vote of 347-70. This historic legislation will reform care in the community, assess VA’s infrastructure, and finally, correct […]

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Unmasking ‘Administrative Evil’ in VA Worth the High Cost

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday July 4, 2017

‘Unmasking [Administrative Evil],” University of San Diego business ethics professor George Reed explained, “occurs when the harmful effects and full scope of wrong becomes widely known and the evil is named.’ In other words, there is no more ‘just doing one’s job’ in a broken government system once the consequences of doing so have been […]

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Stop Fighting Wars Before Doing Away with VA

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday January 20, 2017

As I watched Dr. Ben Carson’s interview on The Dave Ramsey Show, where he suggested that “we don’t need a Department of Veterans Affairs,” and that “the Department of Veterans Affairs should be folded in under the Department of Defense,” it became apparent to myself and anyone else who understands how the two agencies work […]

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