A cancer patient who wanted to expose the horrific treatment inside the Phoenix VA secretly recorded his visit to the clinic.
The shocking audio revealed a VA doctor and nurse acknowledging the many problems with the VA, including a “nightmare” phone scheduling system and enormous, unwieldy patient loads for doctors.
To add insult to injury, the doctor expressed a desire to check the patients’ heart and lungs but said he “misplaced” his stethoscope.
Retired Sgt. 1st Class Steve Cooper, who served in the U.S. Army for two decades, said on “Fox and Friends Weekend” this morning that he hopes his secretly recorded tapes will raise awareness about the many unresolved problems at the agency.
“This is absolutely systemic,” Cooper told Pete Hegseth.”I wanted to really highlight and show people how we’re treated at the Phoenix VA. And so this is not a one-off at all.”
“This type of behavior, this type of care, this inability for the government to effectively manage its health care is happening constantly throughout the country.”