Brickbat: Sacrificing for Their Country


Credit: Billy Hathorn

Supervisors at Veterans Affairs medical facilities in seven states ordered their employees to falsify reported wait times for veterans seeking help to make it look as if the wait times met VA standards. And employees at VA facilities in several other states were doing so without explicit commands. In all, employees at VA facilities in 19 states and Puerto Rico were manipulating data on wait times for up to a decade, according to a USA Today report.