30 May '14, 4pm

Here's our story on the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki:

Besieged Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday just days after the VA’s top investigator found significant issues — including cases of fraudulent reporting — with scheduling practices at VA medical centers. The departure comes following weeks of reports of questionable scheduling practices at VA hospitals across the country that delayed care and may have contributed to the deaths of veterans. On Wednesday, the VA inspector general found that more than 1,700 veterans were left off an official waiting list for primary care appointments at the VA Phoenix Health System, an omission the IG said allowed hospital administrators to receive performance bonuses. Shinseki had promised in congressional testimony and several rare press conferences and interviews “swift and appropriate punishment” for those involved with the medical center delays and cover-ups. And Pr...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140530/NEWS05/3053...

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