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The Source: Scandal At The VA

US Dept. of Veterans Affairs / VA photo by Robert Turtil. / VA photo by Robert Turtil./ http://bit.ly/1sNeZuG
Eric Shinseki, the head of Veterans Affairs, has been widely criticized over the allegations.

  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been inundated with criticism and calls for its head, Eric Shinseki, to resign after the disclosure by a retired doctor at the Arizona VA hospital. That doctor said wait times were manipulated to show that patients were seen in order to make the hospital look better.

The doctor further alleged that as many as 40 people died as a result of waiting in the backlog of patients. 

It was later revealed by a scheduling clerk at the San Antonio VA that similar things were going on in Texas. We talk with veterans' advocates about what has happened and what they think needs to be done.


  • Louis Celli, legislative director at the American Legion

*This is the first segment in the May 14 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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