NBC Evening News for Friday, May 09, 2014
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(Phoenix: Kelly O’Donnell) The widening health care scandal at the V.A. updated; scenes shown from a town hall meeting in Phoenix; details given about secret patient appointment lists created to conceal long waiting times; statement from the San Antonio V.A. hospital quoted. [Veteran Jim LILLY- says we were betrayed.] [Senator John McCAIN – says V.A. officials denied everything; criticizes Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.] [V.A. scheduling clerk Brian TURNER- recalls being told to change wait times.] E-mail from a Cheyenne, Wyoming V.A. staffer about “gaming the system” quoted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live discussion held with NBC News military analyst retired Col. Jack Jacobs about the V.A. mess. [JACOBS – says the entire V.A. system needs to go and it can’t deliver what we need.]
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