Another report of delays in medical care for U.S. military veterans -- this one showing 57,400 have waited more than three months to see a doctor -- is adding pressure on Congress to come up with a legislative fix.
Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said he has moved to fire the Phoenix VA hospital leaders and apologized for health care lapses as he prepared to meet today with President Barack Obama.
Growing numbers of Democratic and Republican U.S. lawmakers urged Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign after an inspector general reported that inappropriate scheduling practices are “systemic” throughout the nation’s health-care system for veterans.
Pressure grew for U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign as an internal report found “systemic” scheduling problems that have stymied health care for veterans, and lawmakers held a rare nighttime hearing to vent their frustration with the agency.
Senator Rand Paul, a free-market disciple who prides himself on bucking the Washington establishment, is preparing for a 2016 presidential run by courting the Republican Party’s ultimate insiders: Wall Street bankers and other deep-pocketed donors.
President Barack Obama is “madder than hell” about reports of U.S. veterans dying while awaiting health care and allegations that hospitals may have altered records to hide lengthy delays, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said.