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Friday, May 30, 2014

VCS News Roundup: Best Coverage of the Current VA Crisis

The following is published with permission from Veterans for Common Sense (VCS).

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VCS News Roundup: Best Coverage of the Current VA Crisis

The following is a VCS roundup of some of the best current news coverage of the VA crisis:
1.  USA NOW VIDEO:  Heated hearing on VA scandal: ‘Get us the answers!’ | USA NOW
House members grilled top VA top brass on the ever-growing scandal surrounding the VA hospital system. A scathing new report says 1,700 veterans at the Phoenix hospital alone are still waiting for care.
2.  CBS News shows how VA staff were ordered to and then manipulated data on veteran appointment wait times.
3. Wall Street Journal explains where VA spends money.
4.  USA NOW VIDEO:  VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns amid scandal
President Obama said he ‘reluctantly’ accepted the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki after meeting with him Friday. A growing number of veterans and lawmakers have demanded Shinseki resign since the scandal began.
5.  National Journal: Behind Eric Shinseki’s Downfall
The VA secretary who was looking for a second chance after Iraq was undone by an overwhelmed health system and Washington’s hyper-partisan health care politics.
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