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
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:
"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
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