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Walorski blasts VA officials over alleged healthcare coverup

Published On: Jun 24 2014 07:04:37 PM CDT

2nd District Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski reacts to the new allegations of a coverup in veterans' care.


The Republican-led House Veterans Affairs Committee is blasting VA officials over new allegations of a cover-up in veterans' care.

A whistleblower at the Phoenix VA hospital said officials covered up the true number of veterans who died while waiting for treatment.

The whistleblower says someone recently went into a computer system and changed the status of several deceased veterans to still alive, apparently to hide the fact they had passed away while waiting for care.

N. Ind. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, a member of the House committee, couldn't believe officials didn't know about this latest scandal.

"We've been doing these hearings for a couple of months, and Americans are literally wondering when this is going to stop," said Walorski.

Right now, House and Senate negotiators are working on a compromise to expand health care for veterans.

House and Senate bills would allow millions of veterans to get health care outside the government's VA system if they can't get a timely appointment.