VA investigation includes whistleblowers

Robert J. Dole, VA Medical Center (KSN File Photo)

Wichita, Kansas — As the VA investigation continues to heat up across the country, Kansas lawmakers and KSN are still pushing for answers.

“We will continue to get all the public information we can,” says U.S. Congressman Tim Huelskamp, a Republican from Kansas. “As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, we have some access to this.”

The investigative report is out on the VA, and it confirms “A culture of twisting the rules to cover up” how long some veterans have waited to get care.

Many veterans have reached out to KSN to say they have and continue to get quality care at the Wichita Va.

Others say they have waited too long to get care. And there is the list. Two lists, actually. One is the list of veterans waiting for care. The second list is one that is not authorized that contains veterans waiting for more than 90 days to see a primary care physician.

And in Kansas, there are some “whistle blowers” that are stepping forward.

“We have had two phone calls from folks alleging that they are whistle blowers inside the VA clinic,” says Huelskamp. “I say Alleged because they are scared to leave us their name… and lets verify their names because they have seen what’s happened across the nation.”

Huelskamp says he is now asking for a special commission to look into the VA in Wichita and at other VA hospitals across the country.

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