The casualties come in the wake of reporting that staff were short of protective masks and gloves and were required to report to work sick.
Department of Veterans Affairs health workers exposed to COVID-19 are being forced to come to work without being tested for the virus, so long as they are not showing symptoms.
The nation’s largest integrated health care system has only limited protocols in place to protect its millions of elderly patients.
A federal investigation found the for-profit college and three other educational programs use deceptive marketing.
The for-profit school must cancel $141 million in student debt.
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“The answer is: If it hasn’t been proven, it’s not something the VA should endorse,” says one agency official.
“Such a waiver would foster a culture of corruption in the VA,” said Melissa Bryant, political director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
The move, Sen. Tom Carper writes, represents “a drastic departure from the intent of Congress and weakens important ethics standards.”
Two years ago, the system that provides American veterans with health care was rocked by scandal when whistleblowers exposed that vets were dying while the Phoenix VA concealed them on a secret waiting list. Reveal revisits the scandal and investigates what happened next.