Senator Nelson Visits Gainesville VA, Learns of Two Veteran Deaths
Published May 24th, 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One week after the news that an unauthorized paper waiting list had been found in the mental health unit of Gainesville's VA medical center, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson came to town to speak to the directors.
Senator Nelson revealed that Malcom Randall staff told him of four veterans -- out of nearly 38,000 -- who experienced delays in their treatment at the VA in 2010 and 2011 -- two of those veterans ended up dying.
TV20's Trent Kelly caught up with the senator who -- despite the news -- defended Florida's VA system and instead called for the firings of upper level managers on the federal level -- but not the top dog.
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