Tepid support for VA secretary amid patient care scandal
May 18th, 2014
03:24 PM ET
5 months ago

Tepid support for VA secretary amid patient care scandal

Washington (CNN) - A key whistleblower in the intensifying scandal over wait times at veterans hospitals took issue on Sunday with an initial internal review that downplayed the number of people who may have died while waiting for care.

The comments came as the embattled Veterans Affairs secretary received tepid support from some critics of the department's handling of a chronic problem across many of the VA's care facilities.

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  1. CALIFORNIA

    How could Obama allow this to happen to our Veterans?

    May 18, 2014 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  2. YoonYoungJo

    I am curious to see how this plays out. Again I still don't understand the motivation for the wait times. What was the purpose? Couldn't Shineski petitioned the Government for more funds or raise the issue with the Government? Were the upper management giving themselves raises or something? There must be some other motive then just wanting patients to die, I hope. Because if that was the motive then this guy would be just evil.

    May 19, 2014 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Where were they in the 60s when the returning vets from Vietnam were coming home and nobody gave a darn?
    The VA has been a problem for decades. All of a sudden, as nothing wrong with that, it's finally front and center but don't just blame this administration which is the root of all teaklan evil.

    May 19, 2014 06:21 am at 6:21 am |