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Military Veterans / Medical Care at V.A. #1064100

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlanta and Phoenix: Drew Griffin) A CNN investigation into the deaths of military veterans while waiting to receive medical care at the V.A. hospital in Phoenix presented; details given about a secret wait list, the shredding of evidence and the specific case of vet Thomas Breen. [Retired V.A. physician Dr. Sam FOOTE†- talks about the "sad' secret waiting list that was planned by high hospital officials.] [Thomas Breen's son Teddy BARNES-BREEN†, Sally BARNES-BREEN†- talk about the father's medical problems and problems in getting a V.A. appointment.] [At a hearing, Representative Jeff MILLER - questions V.A. officials.] Statements from the V.A. about patient wait times and previous CNN stories on wait lists and accountability discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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