'This Week' Veterans Affairs Scandal

ABC News' Jim Avila talks to veterans and former VA hospital employees about the ongoing scandal over secret waitlists.
2:04 | 05/25/14

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Now to the growing scandal at the department of veterans affairs, outrage over delays in life-saving care, this weekend, president Obama is demanding answers. ABC's Jim Avila has the latest. Reporter: The white house trying to contain a spreading scandal at the VA. Sending rob Nabors to the Phoenix VA, where it all began. The president calling his veterans affairs secretary to the oval office. I want every veteran to know we're going to fix whatever is wrong. I'm going to keep on fighting to deliver the care and opportunities that your families deserve. Reporter: It's a scandal that has traction across political parties and TV channels. A real scandal! Reporter: Whistle-blowers coming forward to expose secret lists that hid long waits to see doctors. People actually died because of the delay? Because of the delay in getting care. Reporter: He was a scheduler in Phoenix, ordered by hospital supervisors, he says, to hide the real wait times on handwritten, untraceable lists. The bosses in Washington couldn't tell? There's no way. Reporter: Looking at a computer screen that told them what? Less than two weeks, which is not even close. Reporter: Veterans like this man dying of painful cancer while waiting nearly a year to ç see a doctor. He was delayed care completely. He was on that secret list. Reporter: The VA secretary shinseki ending the week visiting the capitol hill saying he will not quit, finally issuing this statement -- the scandal is "Of great personal concern to me." And if true, we will act. We'll talk more about that on the roundtable.

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