Gov. Scott Wants VA Secretary Shinseki To Resign

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign after a Florida newspaper reported that a veteran died of bladder cancer that was misdiagnosed at a VA hospital.

In a statement Sunday, Scott said Horace J. Lalley’s case at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines illustrates problems experienced by veterans nationwide. The Tampa Bay Times published an account of Lalley’s case on Friday. A spokesman for the facility told the newspaper that hospital officials would review Lalley’s case.

According to Scott’s statement, the center turned away state hospital inspectors last month after Scott ordered state inspections of VA hospitals in Florida.

Scott said the resignation of Shinseki would be “just the beginning of much-needed reforms.”

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