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The VA's standards just hit a new low

WASHINGTON EXAMINER --- The Veterans Health Administration has found a new way to endanger the heroes entrusted to its care. A recent investigation by USA Today revealed that, for at least 15 years, Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have hired healthcare professionals with revoked medical licenses — a practice that directly violates federal law.

Last year, for instance, Iowa City, Iowa's VA hospital hired John Henry Schneider, a neurosurgeon who lost his license in Wyoming after bungling a surgery that led to the death of a patient. Schneider didn't hide this glaring red flag from VA administrators — he dutifully disclosed it in his job application. The VA hospital hired him anyway.

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The VA's standards just hit a new low