Former Head of Psychiatry at the John Cochran Medical Center Dr. Jose Mathews testified before the Veterans Affairs Committee last night.
This morning, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid growing controversy surrounding veterans’ health care.
Officials at St. Louis’ John Cochran VA Hospital can expect some tough questions this morning, as Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt meets with them about allegations of inadequate mental health care.
On Memorial Day, local military veterans also had the opportunity to discuss the current VA health care scandal with friends and former comrades.
That’s according to a new, unscientific survey of 352 Missouri vets, conducted by Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Wagner said that Secretary Shinseki has failed to fulfill his mission at the VA.
With the investigation into problems at the VA hospital in Phoenix now underway, Missouri lawmakers are asking the Obama administration to look at allegations of delays in mental health treatment in St. Louis.
A whistleblower is making headlines for claiming that some veterans have to wait at least a month to see a psychiatrist at the VA medical center in St. Louis.
The VA hospital says they’ve conducted a thorough review of their productivity, and found their psychiatrists are treating 14 patients per day.
The number of VA facilities under investigation after complaints about falsified records and treatment delays has more than doubled in recent days.