“Dozens of veterans may have died while waiting for care on a secret list devised by VA bureaucrats to conceal actual wait times. Similar cases of deception are popping up around the country and most recently in my home state of Texas,” Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) told PJM today.
“Meanwhile, the president has called for urgent action on climate change while he jets to Bel Air and Beverly Hills for fundraisers and Harry Reid continues his obsession with the Koch brothers,” Cornyn added. “Where is the urgency while our veterans are neglected?”
CNN obtained internal emails revealing that top officials at the VA in Phoenix knew about and defended the practice of concealing 1,400 to 1,600 ill veterans who were forced to wait for months to see a physician. A retired doctor there told the network that the procedure was in place to circumvent VA rules about wait times.