The VA’s big problem: Who knew what, and when, in the D.C. office?

By Pete Kasperowicz:  A new report that says Department of Veterans Affairs officials in Washington knew about the VA’s health care scandal for years is expected to prompt new efforts in Congress to figure out who knew what, and fire anyone in Washington who tried to bury the problem.

The New York Times reported on Christmas Day that a now-fired official from the Phoenix VA office tried to defend herself from being terminated by showing that the health care problems were well known in Phoenix, and weren’t her fault. Specifically, former Phoenix director Sharon Helman filed documents showing that Washington knew about Phoenix, and that nothing was done about it even before Helman led that office. Read entire article here: