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CBS- AZ "Broken Promises" Special Report- Phoenix VA Scandal

May 21, 2014 10:00 AM
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OUR MILITARY HERO'S DESERVE WORLD CLASS HEATHCARE... NOT BROKEN PROMISES 

  

With 2.5 million federal salary records online, OpenTheBooks.com has provided needed sunlight to the scandal rocking Veterans Affairs...   

 It is alleged that at least seven VA medical facilities used "secret" lists and veterans had to wait months to see a doctor. But, our data shows millions in bonuses were paid to the very executives and employees of those centers.

Our breaking news reports from around the country:

CBS- AZ SPECIAL NEWS REPORT-
"BROKEN PROMISES":

The CBS- AZ/Open The Books segment questions- Were VA executives and employees "cooking the books" to "make their bonus?" Watch entire one hour special, here.  

2:30 minute segment | Broken Promises Special Report
MAY 21, 2014 | CBS5- KPHO, Phoenix, AZ

 

CBS5- AZ REPORTS: VA RESCINDS HELMAN'S BONUS
From the news report: "
According to Open the Books, a non-profit group that tracks government spending, one in five employees at the Phoenix VA received bonuses in 2013. Helman's was the largest. The rest ranged $50 to $5,000. The total bonus pay outs were $337,885." Read column here  

  

BREITBART EDITOR MIKE FLYNN INVESTIGATES HINES VA HOSPITAL"Open the Books finds the Chicago hospital shares many similarities with the Phoenix hospital. Actually, a close review reveals the problems in Chicago are potentially much worse."  $1 Billion in Salary, $4 million in Bonus (2011-2013)-and still veterans waited months to see doctors.  Read column here

  

ARIZONA REPUBLIC INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER DENNIS WAGNER RECAPS THE PHOENIX VA SCANDAL:  cites OpenTheBooks.com on the massive bonuses being paid out to employees in troubled VA facilities:  


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OpenTheBooks.com, a website created to monitor federal spending and hold government officials accountable, reported Wednesday on millions of dollars in bonus payments during 2011-13 to employees of seven VA health-care centers linked with allegations of wait-time fraud. The report said Phoenix VA workers received $843,000."  

 

"With 12,549 bonuses totaling over $8.7 million at the seven troubled VA facilities during the last three years, executives must answer as to why every veteran didn't receive world-class health care," said Adam Andrzejewski, the site's founder.  
Read column here 

 

 

 

ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI 

Founder, OpenTheBooks.com
American Transparency | Chairman 

 

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