VA Investigation: Delayed Care Is Rampant

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A disabled veteran with prosthetic legs looks on during the archery competition at the inaugural Valor Games Far West on June 11, 2013 in Foster City, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Another shoe has dropped for the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

A new report on the VA by the Office of The Inspector General confirms that VA administrators manipulated medical waiting lists at one and possibly more hospitals. Richard Griffin, the acting inspector general, said that similar kinds of manipulation to hide long waiting times were “systemic throughout” the VA healthcare system.

Joining us to explain these revelations is Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Dave Joh from Sunset Park

America has neglected its veterans for far too long and even since the foundation of our country. This new scandal is just one of many. Shame on Congress for politicizing it, especially when some of this is also their fault. Who is anyone but those neglected to point fingers on a LONG broken system? Shinseki resigning won't change anything until something major happens.

May. 29 2014 03:33 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

When a soldier is called into battle, he does not hide. When he comes home injured, he should be given the best treatment possible and he should not be put on a long waiting list. Why crush a man emotionally after he has already sacrificed for his country?

May. 29 2014 01:23 PM

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