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Initial Audit of Fargo VA Shows No Scheduling Issues

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New Information involving the national scandal surrounding the Veteran's administration. A recently conducted review of the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital shows no irregularities regarding scheduling practices.

A spokesman for Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she got the news on Thursday from the director of Fargo' s VA. This was just the initial finding, and further details are expected in a full report from the VA.

All VA hospitals are being reviewed in the wake of reports of preventable deaths at the Phoenix Veteran's hospital.  The pressure is mounting against Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, who is under fire after revelations that dozens of veterans died while waiting for care at VA hospitals.  

President Obama said Wednesday that General Shinseki is still the right man to lead the agency, but others aren't so sure. 
Embattled Veterans Affairs Chairman Eric Shinseki was summoned to capitol hill for a private meeting with the senate's number two democrat to discuss VA problems and afterwards Shinseki revealed to reporters he has not offered the President his resignation, saying "You guys know me better than that."

26 VA facilities under his watch are now under investigation for excessive, and sometimes deadly waiting times for veterans seeking care. On Thursday, the President's point person on this, Rob Nabors, traveled to Phoenix to interview the VA office's interim director and visit the facility.

A doctor with the Phoenix VA office described to CNN's Drew Griffin the horrors of delays in care for injured troops just back from war zones.
"We're talking about people that were injured by being blown up by IEDS. We're talking about people who had a mental breakdown and have severe PTSD  and can't - are having trouble functioning."

President Obama met with Shinseki on Wednesday and says he needs time to take a close look at the matter.


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