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‘Troubling’ report sparks new wave
of calls for VA chief’s resignation

Washington Post, by Wesley Lowery and Josh Hicks

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/28/2014 10:11:07 PM

An independent review of Veterans Affairs health centers has determined that government officials falsified records to hide the amount of time former service members have had to wait for medical appointments, calling a crisis that arose in one hospital in Phoenix a “systemic problem nationwide.” The inspector general’s report, a 35-page interim document, prompted new calls for VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, a former general and Vietnam veteran, to resign.Those calls from Capitol Hill included members of President Obama’s own party, complicating what is already a political challenge for a president who has made veterans issues a legacy-defining priority after

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TexasAllTheWay, 5/28/2014 11:33:29 PM     (No. 9865308)

I guess that´s a start - but not nearly enough...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: august9, 5/29/2014 12:18:11 AM     (No. 9865338)

I,m betting that the"resignation´ will be announced Friday---------around 6PM!

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