Welcome to Iowa Public Television! If you are seeing this message, you are using a browser that does not support web standards. This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Read more on our technical tips page.

Iowa Public Television

  • PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour | VA Adds 1,600 Workers to Fix Backlog | PBS

Duration: 06:50
Program: PBS NewsHour #10310
Broadcast Date: Apr. 19, 2012

Responding to a backlog of mental health cases and a blistering federal appeals court ruling, Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Thursday that the agency will hire 1,600 more professionals -- including psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. Jeffrey Brown and the VA's Sonja Batten discuss the new hires' goals.



Post Date: April 19, 2012