30 Jun '14, 12pm

Top officials describe 'corrosive culture' in VA system: A damning analysis of the VA's health care ... #airforce

A damning analysis of the VA’s health care system was offered to President Obama Friday, with findings of a “corrosive culture,” low morale, poor management and widespread distrust between workers and supervisors — all driving systemic delays in health care for veterans. In a report delivered to Obama on Friday by the acting VA secretary, Sloan Gibson, and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Rob Nabors, the president was told about a history of retaliation toward employees in the VA health care system who raise valid complaints. Obama also heard about a lack of accountability “across all grade levels.” “We know that unacceptable, systemic problems and cultural issues ... prevent veterans from receiving timely care,” Gibson said in a statement late Friday. “We can and must solve these problems as we work to earn back the trust of veterans.” The scandal over health care involv...

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