Veterans health care: Atlanta whistleblower to testify on VA case | www.ajc.com

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Veterans health care: Atlanta whistleblower to testify on VA case | www.ajc.com

A Veterans Affairs whistleblower from Atlanta has been invited to testify before Congress in a hearing next Tuesday that will examine the growing number of whistleblower complaints across the Veterans Health Administration and a pattern of retaliation against those who speak out.

Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA’s national Health Eligibility Center (HEC) in DeKalb County, confirmed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Congressman Jeff Miller, R-Florida, invited him to testify next Tuesday at the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, which Miller chairs.

Davis drew the attention of the committee following Sunday’s article in the AJC that detailed his effort as a whistleblower at the HEC, where he says mismanagement and a focus on bonuses for top leaders hurt veterans programs. Davis said he was retaliated against when he started speaking out about the problems in January, which included his allegation that a $5 million federal contract was mismanaged by HEC.

He said he plans to tell the committee about these problems and the retaliation faced by those who speak out.

“It seems surreal because you shout for so long with no one listening and now to be able to go be able go before Congress I think is an amazing victory for the fight for quality veteran healthcare,” said Davis. Davis, whose story is gaining national attention, is also scheduled to be interviewed on Fox News at 4 p.m. today with Neil Cavuto.

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