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Whistleblower Weighs In On VA Report

Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, where Dr. Sam Foote worked. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, where Dr. Sam Foote worked. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After a draft report from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found no proof that delays in health care lead to the deaths of veterans at a VA hospital in Phoenix, Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Dr. Sam Foote, the original whistleblower who spoke out about problems at the VA and refutes the report’s claims.

Guest

  • Sam Foote, internist who recently retired after 19 years as director of the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Phoenix.

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