CNN recently posted a disturbing report on the Phoenix VA Health Care system:
At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.
The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources.
For six months, CNN has been reporting on extended delays in health care appointments suffered by veterans across the country and who died while waiting for appointments and care. But the new revelations about the Phoenix VA are perhaps the most disturbing and striking to come to light thus far.
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According to CNN, hospital management were not only aware this was going on, but they encouraged it.
Actress Stacey Dash, a proud and vocal supporter of our military, was sickened:
Others shared her disgust:
Our heroes deserve so much better better.