VA’s Top Health Official Asked to Resign in Wake of Scandal [From ABC News]

May 17, 2014 12:11 AM

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(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs top health official was asked to resign Friday by VA Secretary Eric Shinseki in the wake of the growing scandal over whether wait times in care at a Phoenix VA Medical Center may have resulted in patient deaths.

The VA announced last September that Dr. Robert Petzel, the VA’s under secretary for health, would retire after his successor was confirmed by the Senate.

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