A VA whistleblower in Atlanta says top leaders in the agency were so concerned about containing a scandal of thousands of veterans who died while waiting to getting enrolled for care that they botched a project to clear up a health care application backlog.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday published a story detailing the failures of the national Health Eligibility Center in DeKalb County that oversees health care enrollment for veterans across the country. The AJC examined audio recordings of internal VA meetings where officials discuss concerns about enrolling dead veterans whose applications are in the pending backlog. Here’s a link to one of those recordings.  More

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