Problems Persist At Department Of Veterans Affairs

A top federal investigator says the number of whistleblower cases reported at the Department of Veterans Affairs remains “overwhelming,” a year after a scandal broke over chronic delays for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays. Carolyn Lerner, head of the independent Office of Special Counsel says complaints of waste, fraud and abuse, as well as threats to the health and safety of veterans, continue to pour in, even after Congress gave the department an extra $16 billion last year to shorten waits for care and overhaul the agency.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us to discuss.

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