LIVE: Senate committee reviews Veterans Affairs’ transformation efforts

Meg Martin
Associate editor
Public Insight Network
Anna Weggel
Public Insight Network

In Washington, D.C., today, the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs is holding a status check on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ claims processing system.

The committee, led by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, focused primarily on benefits claims — and the time it takes for the VA to process them (see our ongoing coverage) — as the department navigates what Gen. Allison Hickey, undersecretary for benefits, calls its “year of transformation and change.”

Status check: Senate committee assesses VA's "transformation efforts"

Wednesday, March 13, 2013: The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs takes a close look at the Department of Veterans' Affairs claims process, in an effort to assess the department's latest efforts at improving efficiency, accuracy and access to health care resources.

Storified by publicinsight· Wed, Mar 13 2013 07:02:26


Meg Martin Associate editor
Public Insight Network
Meg Martin is's associate editor. She joined the PIN crew in St. Paul, Minn., after five years in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, Va., where she led the online/multimedia team at the Roanoke Times newspaper. She spent two years before that in St. Petersburg, Fla., at The Poynter Institute - first as a summer writing fellow and later as a fellow and editor at Poynter Online - but she'll always be a Pittsburgher at heart.
Anna Weggel Analyst
Public Insight Network

Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, which means she spends her time crafting questions about upcoming story topics to send to sources in the Public Insight Network and then produces web, audio and video content featuring those sources.

Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and internship hopped through Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy and shows with her lady bluegrass band.