The Veterans Affairs Inspector General referred at least 17 cases tied to allegations of wait-time manipulation to the Department of Justice for prosecution, and the agency has declined to prosecute all of them. Both agencies have refused to comment on the reasons behind the lack of prosecutions.
The VA said the day care center in the office “joined First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program,” which means children should get boring things in their jack-o-lantern buckets, like raisins and pencils.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General on Monday denied hiding a 2008 report that identified improper manipulations of patient wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital where up to 40 veterans died while awaiting care.
The Veterans Affairs Department is firing four senior executives in the wake of a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records to cover up wait times.
My must read of the day, “The VA Moves to Ax 4 Senior Execs in Scandal Response,” in the Associated Press.
In the film Office Space, Tom Smykowski gets fired after a couple of outside consultants realize that his job is essentially pointless and he contributes nothing of value to the company. Here’s the clip, which you’ve probably seen:
Records obtained by Minneapolis news outlet KARE 11 show a local Veterans Affairs hospital rescheduled a patient’s appointment four days after his death in what his family says is an attempt to cover up a long delay in treatment.