Dr. Ruiz Statement on New Allegations of Cover-Up of Veteran Deaths at Phoenix VA Facility

June 24, 2014
Press Release

Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement after CNN reported that records of deceased veterans were changed or physically altered to conceal how many veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital:

“The new allegations by a VA whistleblower that the records of deceased veterans were altered at the Phoenix, VA to cover up the deaths of veterans waiting for care is unacceptable and warrants swift criminal action to hold the guilty accountable and bring them to justice. I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to conduct oversight over these allegations and implement a new standard of high quality, veteran-centered care and a culture of responsiveness at the VA.”