US Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki refuses to quit as veterans’ healthcare scandal grows [Guardian]

= Veterans affairs secretary says alleged cover-ups over patient backlogs made him ‘mad as hell’ – but has yet to offer resignation =

Dan Roberts

15 May 2014

Senior Democrats turned on the Obama administration’s handling of a growing scandal over healthcare for military veterans, after cabinet secretary Eric Shinseki acknowledged there was already some evidence that waiting list data had been manipulated to hide patient backlogs…

[Indications of scandal include recent allegations that 40 vets in Phoenix died while waiting for treatment. – Zuo Shou]

Excerpted; full article link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/15/eric-shinseki-healthcare-scandal-veterans

(c) Guardian News & Media Ltd

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