veterans administration

Female Vets Get Short Shrift in Their Search for Help

About 1.5 million of nearly 22 million troops who have served are women. But recent military conflicts, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan, show that upon returning home, female veterans don't always get the support they need to reintegrate into society.

Working Hard for Unemployed Veterans

Mike Rowe, the host of TLC's "Dirty Jobs," takes on a new trade every week, but one tough job he's sticking with is helping America's veterans find good work. "The unemployment rate for returning servicemen is over 18%," Rowe points out, almost twice the national average. "It's a scandal."

Is Fee-for-Service What Ails the Health Care System?

Evidence suggests that the reason Americans pay so much for health care is the fee-for-service model at the heart of all our insurance programs. Simply put, our system gives patients no reason to pay attention to costs, and providers every reason to pad the bill.