We begin with the new outrage over the treatment of veterans at VA hospitals in this country. Tonight everyone pouring over a new report which makes it clear the break down of care goes further than... See More
We begin with the new outrage over the treatment of veterans at VA hospitals in this country. Tonight everyone pouring over a new report which makes it clear the break down of care goes further than we knew. ABC's national correspondent Jim Avila breaking down what we're learning tonight. Reporter: It's official, the president and the VA secretary got the answer they did not want to hear. Cooking the books with secret lists that hid long delays to see doctors at the nation's veterans hospitals is not just a Phoenix problem. The inspector general today finds the corruption is "Systematic throughout veterans hospitals." And worse, because of the long wait to see VA doctors, veterans are at "Risk of being lost or forgotten and may never obtain their requested or required primary care," putting those who served America in danger just like survivors claimed. They are at fault. Why my dad is dead. Reporter: It's a damning report. But short of firing VA secretary Eric shinseki who issued a statement himself saying "The findings are reprehensible," ignoring calls today for him to resign immediately. Reporter: Some in congress now calling for a criminal investigation for the FBI to enter the probe, which has now spread to 42 VA medical facilities across the country. The focus still on Phoenix where 1700 veterans were found to be on those secret lists. Some facing an average 115 day, that's a three and a half month wait to see a doctor. Insiders including whistle blower Dr. Samuel fotte witnessed people died. Reporter: Do you believe people died because of the delay. One couldn't get in to see his doctor and died of a heart attack. Draw your own conclusions on that. Reporter: The next critical phase of the investigation, who ordered those schedulers to create the secret list and how high up the chain does the scheme go. Diane. Again the news still coming in. Thank you.
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