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.
The lead role of Michigan Republicans in solving Detroit’s record bankruptcy is dispelling decades of suburban antipathy and may validate Governor Rick Snyder’s gamble of asking his party to help the insolvent city.
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.
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.
The resolution of Detroit’s record $18 billion bankruptcy won’t be decided just in a hushed courtroom, but buffeted by advertisements designed to sway Michigan lawmakers and dissected at pensioners’ kitchen tables.
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr implored Michigan lawmakers to approve a 20-year, $350 million payment toward his plan to end Detroit’s bankruptcy by reducing retirement costs and protecting its art collection from sale to pay creditors.
As creditors prepare to vote on a plan to end Detroit’s $18 billion bankruptcy, the city still needs help from state lawmakers to pay its obligations while avoiding a fire sale of its fine art collection.