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Obama Meets VA Chief Regarding Hospitals

The New York Times reports that “President Obama met in the Oval Office on Wednesday morning with Eric Shinseki, the secretary of veterans’ affairs, to receive an update on allegations of misconduct at the agency’s hospitals, White House officials said.”  

“The meeting comes as the administration is intensifying its response to the building political furor about reports that government workers falsified data or created secret waiting lists to hide the long delays veterans faced before seeing doctors.”  

“Officials said that Rob Nabors, the president’s deputy chief of staff, joined his boss in the meeting with Mr. Shinseki. Mr. Obama has ordered Mr. Nabors to work full-time at the V.A. department to help the secretary conduct a review of the policies at hospitals around the country.”

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