A major winter storm is on the way to the bluegrass state. Local high water issues are possible early Wednesday and that will be followed up by heavy snow and sleet. Significant accumulations are likely Wednesday night and Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he welcomes a White House review of his beleaguered department if it can help ensure veterans have access to timely, quality health care.
Shinseki goes before a Senate committee today to address allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital.
Shinseki and other witnesses are expected to speak about assertions that the Phoenix hospital maintained a secret waiting list to hide lengthy delays for sick veterans. A former clinic director says up to 40 veterans may have died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix facility.
The hearing comes as President Barack Obama has assigned a top White House assistant to work on a review focused on policies for patient safety rules and the scheduling of patient appointments.