Patricia Kime,

Patricia Kime

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Patricia:

VA Secretary Asked to Resign by Former Navy SEAL Lawmaker in Wake of Executive Bonus Scandal

Former Navy SEAL and Wisconsin Republican Derrick Van Orden made the first call for VA Secretary Denis McDonough to step down during a hearing Tuesday. → Read More

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Expand Fertility Services to Service Members, Veterans

The legislation, sponsored by Senate and House Democrats, would add cryopreservation of eggs and sperm and in vitro fertilization to the military and veterans health programs. → Read More

VA Electronic Health Record Rollout Unlikely to Resume for a Year After Being Derailed by Problems

Department of Veterans Affairs officials say a number of factors will be considered before restarting the program, including its introduction at an Illinois health care center in March. → Read More

Racial Inequities in Military Health System Less Than General Population, But Gaps Exist, Study Finds

A review of existing studies found lower rates for Blacks for maternal monitoring and reproductive care but higher rates of screening for some cancers than white beneficiaries. → Read More

VA Launches New Ads Directed by Oscar Winner with Its 'Don't Wait. Reach Out' Campaign

New ads tackle mental health and care, asking veterans why they won't seek help themselves when they readily help others. → Read More

By Court Order, Department of Navy Begins Process to Reconsider 3,770 Medical Discharges for Retirement Upgrades

Over the next several months, the Department of the Navy will send notices to veterans eligible for new physical evaluation board hearings that could result in medical retirement. → Read More

New Army Program Helps Some Reserve Soldiers Find Child Care

Army officials said Thursday they had entered into a contract with child care locator service WeeCare Company. → Read More

TriWest Wins GAO Decision on $65B Tricare Contract That Covers Half of US

The current holder of the multibillion-dollar contract, Health Net Federal Services, plans to file a civil suit over the decision, according to the company. → Read More

Speed, Blind Spots Cited as Contributing Factors in Deadly Accident Involving Coast Guard Cutter

The captain of the San Juan-based cutter Winslow Griesser was permanently relieved last month. → Read More

5 New Genetic Diagnostic Tests to Be Covered by Tricare

The DoD's laboratory-developed test pilot program has been extended for five years. → Read More

Missteps by Staff at the St. Louis VA Faulted in Veteran's In-Hospital Suicide

An investigation into the 2021 death of Kenneth Hagans found that nurses failed to check on him for more than two hours. → Read More

An Army Couple Had Their Daughter at a Military Hospital. Then the Collections Calls Started for $600,000.

Missteps by Womack Army Medical Center and Tricare landed a Fort Liberty couple in collections. → Read More

New VA Gender Affirmation Surgery Policy Sitting on Secretary's Desk

VA Secretary Denis McDonough said that the issue rests with him. → Read More

Former CEO of Tech School Receives 5-Year Sentence in Largest Post-9/11 GI Bill Fraud Case

The Justice Department worked with the VA Office of Inspector General and the Education Service of the Veterans Benefits Administration to investigate the case. → Read More

Supreme Court Accepts GI Bill Case That Could Affect 1.7 Million Veterans

The high court announced it has granted a petition to hear a case involving a veteran who sought benefits under two different education programs. → Read More

VA Unveils Team to Study Racial Disparities in Benefit Payouts to Veterans

The new council and office were created in response to a presidential order to address racial disparities and support historically underserved minorities across the federal government. → Read More

Icebreakers, Pay Raise, New Cutters: House Adds $430M to Coast Guard Budget

The extra money would go to purchase the four additional ships, which are meant to boost the Coast Guard's operations in the Indo-Pacific region. → Read More

Coast Guard Temporarily Relieves Commanding Officer of Sector North Carolina

A spokesman for the Coast Guard's Fifth District said an administrative investigation is ongoing. → Read More

Veterans Can Now Use VA Info Line to Report Sexual Assault, Harassment

The call center will be available around the clock, officials said. → Read More

1,000 More Pearl Harbor Area Residents Join Lawsuit over Red Hill Fuel Spill

A deadline is approaching for residents of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to file a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. → Read More