VA Scandal Drives Senators Towards Reform

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki during the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing focusing on wait times veterans face to get medical care May 15, 2014. (Mark Wilson/Getty)

The Veterans Affairs scandal has caused outrage across the political spectrum. After reporters and federal investigators exposed long delays for veteran healthcare services and fraudulent patient waiting lists, the controversy cost VA Secretary Eric Shinseki his job.

Lately, Republicans and Democrats alike have been crying for reform. This week, senators are introducing a bill that aims to fix some of the endemic problems with the veteran healthcare system.

Here to discuss the bill and its possibilities for success is Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Seth Maxon

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Republicans and Democratic Senators agree that it is important to take proper care of our young men who got injured when they were soldiers on the battlefield defending our Country...We have finally found our common ground.

Will they do the right thing or find a way to screw it up?

Jun. 05 2014 01:08 PM

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