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June 24, 2014

Whistle Blower Allegation: VA Tampered With Records To Hide Deaths Due To Wait Times

To their credit, CNN has owned this story and they've broken more news on it...according to an employee the VA is still engaging in a cover up and altering records to hide their murderous incompetence (auto-play video but worth a full read)

It was one of [VA employee Pauline] DeWenter's roles to call veterans when appointments became available to schedule them to get a consultation. Sometimes when she made those calls, she'd find that the veteran had died, so she would enter that on their records.

But at least seven times since last October, records that showed that veterans died while waiting for care -- records which DeWenter personally handled and had entered in details of veterans' deaths -- were physically altered, or written over, by someone else, DeWenter said in an exclusive interview with CNN. The changes, or re-writes, listed the veterans as living, not deceased, essentially hiding their deaths.

The alterations had even occurred in recent weeks, she said, in a deliberate attempt to try to hide just how many veterans died while waiting for care, by trying to pretend dead veterans remain alive.

From Gabe's morning post the VA still is in denial about the extent of its problems. Seriously, tear it down.

If this was a private hospital system, men and women in windbreakers with initials on the back and badges hanging from their necks would be swarming into offices, removing boxes of files and probably frog marching people out in handcuffs. But hey, it's the government so professional courtesy and wait for more IG reports.

Added: Senate Democrats just don't care about dead veterans.


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