(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), today released his new oversight report “Friendly Fire: Death, Delay, and Dismay at the VA.”
The report is based on a year-long investigation of VA hospitals around the nation that chronicled the inappropriate conduct and incompetence within the VA that led to well-documented deaths and delays.
The report also exposes the inept congressional and agency oversight that allowed rampant misconduct to grow unchecked.
Key findings in the report include:
COVER-UPS AND SEXUAL HARRASSMENT BY VA OFFICIALS.
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BY VA EMPLOYEES.
SENATE VA COMMITTEE AWOL WHEN IT COMES TO KEEPING PROMISES MADE TO VETERANS.
VA MADE WAITING LISTS WORSE.
Dr. Coburn said, "As a senator, I’m determined to address the structural challenges of the Department of Veterans Affairs so we can end this national disgrace and improve quality and access to health care for our veterans."
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