Veterans Affairs Hospital Delays

Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Phoenix and… read more

Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere, and the deaths of at least 40 veterans who were allegedly put on an unofficial patient waiting list. Secretary Shinseki said he hoped to have a preliminary inspector general report in three weeks regarding allegations of personnel misconduct at VA facilities around the country. He said the allegations makes him “mad as hell” and vowed to take all necessary actions. He was followed by a panel of the leaders of various veterans' organizations. They said the quality of veterans' health care was strong but they were concerned with problems of access to care. Then a panel of government officials testified. VA Acting Inspector General Griffin provided an update on the investigation of the Phoenix VA hospital and other facilities for veterans. Debra Draper made recommendations for improving the VA health care system. close

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Program ID:
319302-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 15, 2014
Last Aired:
May 18, 2014

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  • May 15, 2014 | 9:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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