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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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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