Wednesday, May 14, 2014
(Chicago, IL) -- Illinois is the latest state to be involved in the VA healthcare scandal. An employee of the Chicago VA tells CBS News that there are multiple secret waiting lists at the Hines VA Medical Center. The allegations are similar to others dealing with the Phoenix VA medical center in Arizona, which sparked the growing investigation. The alleged Arizona wait list is blamed for contributing to the deaths of 40 veterans. According to Chicago whistleblower Germaine Clarno, the multiple lists hid the long wait times for care and enabled bonuses.