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VA fails to acknowledge 'severity of problems,' new report says
VA fails to acknowledge 'severity of problems,' new report says

In another damning report on the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Special Counsel on Monday assailed the VA for failing to acknowledge the “severity of systemic problems” that have put patients at risk. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said in a letter to President Obama that her office found a “troubling pattern of deficient patient care” and expressed concern about what she termed the department’s unwillingness to acknowledge the impact of its problems on the health and safety of veterans. Her office is investigating more than 50 cases brought by whistle-blowers. “The VA, and particularly the VA’s Office of the Medical Inspector has...

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