Obama Gets Tough on Those Responsible for Delayed Care at VA Hospitals

President promises punishment for those responsible for misconduct.
1:53 | 05/21/14

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Growing outrage over veterans' hospitals and the delay in lifesaving care today the president waited and talking tough and talking action. And ABC's senior national correspondent Jim Avalon has been on the story from the very beginning has the report. Here. -- national disgrace Durham, North Carolina this dying Vietnam vet waits eight months for care. In Indianapolis of this sick vets can't get her methods for months this is. Little kids to receive and in Phoenix Sally Barnes bringing loses her father in -- Thomas to cancer after waiting more than a year for a doctor. Today anxious to finally hear directly from President Obama. Yes I wanted to hear a long time about the president promising -- VA hospital staff anywhere has gained the system. Creating secret list to hide delays people will be punished. It is dishonorable. It is disgraceful. And I will not tolerate it period President Obama saying he wants answers before questions before firing anymore. The checklist who cooked the books were they under pressure to deliver unrealistic appointment dates. Who set those guidelines and who covered up the inspector general's investigation. Now spread to 26 hospitals in eleven states we know -- But the president -- relatives today by saying so far the IG has found no case were a death was actually caused by the delay. The IG indicated that he did not see -- like between the weight. And them actually died bringing another wave of anger to Sally back in Phoenix. -- lying and that's why am angry. -- in fact they're responsible thing is that still the president tonight vowing to fix what -- is wrong at the VA. Jim Avila ABC news the White House.

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