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Louisiana VA Whistleblower Comes Forward

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As the government investigates secret wait lists across the country at VA medical centers, another whistleblower has come forward in Louisiana.

Shea Wilkes, a licensed clinical social worker, has worked at the Shreveport VA Medical Center since 2007.

He claims there is a secret waiting list for mental health patients, with names of hundreds of veterans waiting for care.

"I actually have a secret wait list. It's an excel sheet, with veterans. It was on the shared drive. It was secured with a password. It has over 2700 veterans on it."

He says the last time some of those veterans on the list received care was 2012.