- After the deaths of several veterans, a review of the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center finds "systemic failures."
A staff report by the Republican majority of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was released Today.
It found the VA inspector general's office discounted evidence and testimony.
The report says the office also needlessly narrowed its inquiry and has no standard for measuring wrongdoing.
The report says the office's failure to publish results of an investigation into the Tomah facility "compromised veteran care."
It also says a culture of fear and retaliation against whistleblowers continues at the facility.
In 2014, VA inspectors found that doctors were over-prescribing painkillers.
The deaths of three patients remain under investigation.
|Story By: Associated Press