Top VA Health Official Resigns Amid Scandal Over Treatment Delays

The resignation of the agency's undersecretary for health comes a day after he and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before Congress.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki says he's accepted the resignation of the agency's undersecretary for health, a day after the two officials testified before Congress about a growing controversy delays in treatment.

"Today, I accepted the resignation of Dr. Robert Petzel, undersecretary for health in the Department of Veterans Affairs," Shinseki said in a statement cited by The Associated Press.

"As we know from the veteran community, most veterans are satisfied with the quality of their VA health care, but we must do more to improve timely access to that care," Shinseki said.

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