Problems with the VA Healthcare System
June 2, 2014
Guests: Colby Buzzell, Aaron Glantz, and Mark Thompson
On Friday, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amidst the growing scandal over access, secret waiting lists, and bad management at V.A. hospitals around the country. But will this change the problems that many veterans say are endemic across the V.A. healthcare system? Today, we look at what’s wrong with the V.A. healthcare system and if it can be fixed. Marty talks with three guests: COLBY BUZZELL, a former infantryman in the U.S. Army and the author of Lost in America: A Dead-End Journey, AARON GLANTZ, a staff reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, and MARK THOMPSON, a reporter who covers national security and the military for Time magazine.