weaselzippers;VA Official Accused In Dozens of Veteran's Deaths, Cover-Up . . . UPDATE: More Video On Depth of Cover-Up
Sharon Helman, remember that name. She not only let them die, she lied and created an elaborate hoax, covering up the wait times. She got a bonus for her efforts. Click on the link to see Fox video. Just shameful.
Via Fox News:
A Veterans Affairs official accused of keeping double books to hide the fact that dozens of veterans died awaiting care previously ran a Washington state VA facility that allegedly fudged suicide numbers, FoxNews.com has learned.Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, is accused with other management officials of keeping a fake waiting list that made it appear sick veterans were being treated in a timely manner — while hiding the real list that showed up to 1,600 sick veterans were waiting months to see a physician. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, said investigators have evidence that two sets of records were kept by the facility to conceal the lengthy delays in care.At least 40 veterans on the secret list allegedly died while waiting for appointments, prompting congressional committees to launch investigations into the circumstances surrounding the deaths.
Absolutely terrific report by CNN (who’d have thought?) on these absolutely shameful actions:
See more here.
Up to 1600 still waiting for care in Phoenix, and Phoenix VA still refuses to answer questions on the case. As CNN notes, this problem is not just in Phoenix, but country-wide, Phoenix is just more glaring because of the cover-up.
Thank You WZ and Nickarama.