GAO finding: No accountability for claims processors 2008
Lawsuit message to VA "you can't treat them like crap" after this again 2008 on veterans committing suicide
VA: $94 billion for 2009 and still $3.3 billion short 2008 VA Budget increase
This list could go on all day long but would do little good since reporters lack the ability to remember what they reported on years before. Everything happening today were issues Congress was "taking care" of years ago.
More VA employees told to falsify data
New information also provided to Congress this week
Author: By Curt Devine, Meredith Turk and Scott Bronstein
Published On: Jul 29 2014
Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show.
Schedulers said supervisors directed them to manipulate information so their centers could meet performance goals, which would help top officials get bonuses, according to documents obtained by CNN.
The new information also provided to Congress this week includes updates from specific VA hospitals that were not included in an internal audit released last month by the embattled agency.
The ongoing saga involves multiple investigations into delayed care, potentially with deadly results, alarming management shortcomings and a culture that was said to have compromised the mission of providing prompt and effective medical care to millions of veterans, some of them returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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