Report says at least 40 patients died while waiting for appointments at Phoenix VA medical center that was hiding information.
WASHINGTON (April 24, 2014) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix has been keeping a secret list of patients with long-delayed appointments, a practice which has been linked to the deaths of at least 40 veterans, according to an April 23 report by CNN.
The secret list kept by the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System was part of a cover-up created by VA managers to hide the fact that more than 1,400 veterans were forced to wait many months to see a doctor, according to CNN’s interview with a retired VA doctor, Sam Foote, who worked at the facility for 24 years.
It is with deep regret that I report the passing of Past 11th District Commander Joseph P. Anderson. Joseph passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife Marilyn and three children; Deb, Kathy and Tim.
Joseph was a Korean Air Force Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 399, with 23 continuous years of membership. When funeral arrangements are known, we will send another email and post it on the Department website.
Condolences may be sent through his wife, Marilyn, at: 1722 SW Waterfall Blvd., Palm City, FL 34990-4769.
It is with deep regret that I report the passing of David L. Miller, the 1st District Vice Commander and Department Disaster Preparedness Chairman. David passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
David was a Vietnam Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 356, with 11 continuous years of membership. When funeral arrangements are known, we will send another email and post it on the Department website
On April 7 2014 American Legion Post 284 selected 6 Delegates and 3 Alternates to go to Tallassee for 1 Week to learn all about the way the Florida governs the state.
While in Tallassee the delegates and Alternates will be able to pass bills and laws just like the real Government officials do.