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VA Whistleblower Says
He’s Been Demoted, Bullied

KMOX [St. Louis, MO], by Brett Blume

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/21/2014 4:49:32 AM

ST. LOUIS - Dr. Jose Mathews says he’s paying the price for being a whistle-blower at the VA hospital in St. Louis. He didn’t hold back as he told his story to KMOX. Mathews was head of psychiatry at the VA before he came forward to say that doctors were treating only half the mental health patients they had the capacity to handle. After, he says he was promptly removed from his position and specifically instructed not to contact any of the psychiatrists he was leading. But even though he was re-located to a basement office, Mathews continues going to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley, 5/21/2014 5:16:52 AM     (No. 9856055)

Pass all the laws you want. It wont matter. Whistleblowers always pay a heavy price, often in subtle ways. Those who go along and cover up are rewarded. It has always been that way and no law will change it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muguy, 5/21/2014 6:09:05 AM     (No. 9856078)

Whistle blowers are always pilloried for speaking truth to power. I am proud of these who wouldn´t cover up for the VA´s lack of caring for our vets!

At least THEY have a conscience when people die when their government sells people out and don´t try to hide or blame others for this.

Corruption is always hard to rat out because of the fear of retribution.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pinchem, 5/21/2014 8:08:50 AM     (No. 9856205)

Those higher ups who fire and/or harass the Whistle blowers should be tried, convicted and executed. They are the ones who are corrupt. Why not expose their names and let the world know who they are? Perhaps the corrupters are the ones who should be harassed out of their jobs at the least.

Who has the courage to do it? Duhhhhhh.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 5/21/2014 8:21:32 AM     (No. 9856223)

Whistleblowers are not protected in any federal agency, although the pretense exists. A CI (confidential informant) remains confidential only until the phone call ends. I know from experience.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jt26, 5/21/2014 9:28:12 AM     (No. 9856336)

You think the VA scandal is bad?
Wait a bit, when Obamacare kicks in we are all going to be treated like veterans.

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