Medical Advocate: Senate-Backed VA Bill 'Sabotages' Vets' Ability to Access Civilian Care

June 12, 2014 | 1:52 PM EDT

The founder and chair of a group dedicated to reducing hospital infection deaths told the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Thursday that a bill backed by the Senate Wednesday to address the backlog of veterans awaiting medical care "is designed to protect union jobs, not ailing vets."