Makeup of N.H. VA Task Force Announced, Some Whistleblowers Say They Were Shut Out of Process

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a list of the twelve people who will serve on a task force looking at the future of health care for New Hampshire veterans. Since July, a dozen whistleblowers have come forward with allegations of substandard care at the Manchester VA. One of those whistleblowers, cardiologist Erik Funk, will serve on the task force. The list also includes four people who are not VA employees and five who are not New Hampshire residents. Ed Kois, a VA doctor and leader of the whistleblowers, said that's a problem. "We have people deciding the fate of the Manchester VA who don't have any skin in New Hampshire," Kois said. VA Secretary David Shulkin ordered the creation of this task force in a visit to New Hampshire last...

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