Official inquiries begin for Phoenix VA hospital with alleged ‘secret waiting list’

April 26, 2014 7:33 PM

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A congressional inquiry and a watchdog probe await the Department of Veterans Affairs after a Phoenix VA hospital allegedly tried to cover up delays in service for more than 1,400 sick veterans, some of whom died while waiting for care.

The VA inspector general’s office has launched an investigation of the claims, and the head of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), has promised to hold a hearing on the matter after the review is complete.

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