The White House said the meeting will include top Obama aide
Rob Nabors, who is scheduled to travel to Phoenix later on
Wednesday to visit the medical facility at the center of
allegations and meet with veterans and their representatives.
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET in the Oval Office.
In coming days, Obama is expected to speak out about the
allegations that doctors at the facility in Phoenix were ordered
to put veterans' names for months on a secret waiting list until
a spot opened up on an official list to make the waiting times
Three senior officials in Phoenix were put on administrative
leave, and two top health officials at the Department of
Veterans Affairs have resigned. Some veterans' groups and other
critics are pressing for Shinseki to step down, but Obama has
stood firmly behind him.
Similar allegations have been made other veterans' medical
facilities, and on Tuesday CNN reported 26 were under
The department oversees some 1,700 hospitals, clinics, nursing
homes and other facilities, making it the nation's largest
(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)
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