Scandal Grows Over Veterans' Health Care

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Public outrage continues to spread after recent reports that 40 veterans died needlessly while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, and that there may have been secret waiting lists. Now, the investigation is growing wider. The head of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Republican Jeff Miller, says, "This is just the tip of the iceberg." As U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki faces calls for his resignation, we discuss the state of medical care for veterans and the political implications of the scandal.


Aaron Glantz, veterans reporter for the non-profit Center for Investigative reporting and author of the book "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans"

Michael Blecker, executive director of Swords to Plowshares and a Vietnam veteran

Verna Jones, director of the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division at The American Legion and an Army veteran

Linda Bilmes, author of "The Three Trillion Dollar War" and lecturer in public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government