A bill to tighten federal funding available to for-profit colleges was quashed in a committee headed by a congressman who gets more campaign funds from the University of Phoenix’s parent company than any other member of Congress.
Returning Home to Battle
For many veterans, the end of active duty means the beginning of a new fight with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs – for benefits, housing and a chance to rebuild their lives.
Video: Profiting from the GI Bill
The post-World War II GI Bill helped veterans live the American Dream. But a new GI Bill designed to help those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is coming under fire. The Center for Investigative Reporting found more than $600 million dollars in GI bill money had gone to hundreds of for-profit schools in California with […]
Profiting off the GI Bill
Under the expanded GI Bill passed in 2008, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have their college tuition paid for, up to $19,000 a year. But for-profit schools are making billions in GI Bill money and leaving veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.
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Pilot 3: The arsenic in our drinking water
We dive into the U.S. Coast Guard’s accident problem; arsenic in your water; the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs; and the high cost of a GI Bill degree.
GI Bill funds flow to for-profit colleges that fail state aid standards
Nationally, the University of Phoenix received nearly billion from the new GI Bill over the last five years.Adithya Sambamurthy/CIR Over the last five years, more than $600 million in college assistance for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans has been spent on California schools so substandard that they have failed to qualify for state financial aid. As […]
6 problems at the VA that Shinseki’s successor faces
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down today, but his replacement will face an uphill battle in addressing the health care and veterans benefits scandals plaguing the agency.
Get data on VA opiate prescription rates in your area
How many opiate prescriptions has the Department of Veterans Affairs written for veterans in your area? Fill out our form to receive a copy of the data we obtained.
VA hasn’t followed own rules on narcotic prescriptions, audit says
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ failure to follow its own rules governing the prescription of addictive narcotic painkillers has contributed to overdoses and deaths, according to the agency’s inspector general.
VA hospital whistleblower tells of shoddy care of veterans
Doctor says he was removed from his position after he complained that psychiatrists were counseling veterans for as few as three hours a day.
Ex-VA doctor says she was forced out after limiting opiate prescriptions
On the eve of a congressional hearing about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ skyrocketing use of narcotic painkillers, a former VA doctor has stepped forward with new allegations about the agency’s prescription practices.