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No Choice: Failing America’s veterans

Two years ago, the system that provides American veterans with health care was rocked by scandal when whistleblowers exposed that vets were dying while the Phoenix VA concealed them on a secret waiting list. Reveal revisits the scandal and investigates what happened next.

Sep 17, 2016
Education

Nice to meet you, too, John McCain

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., criticized the Pentagon’s recent decision to put the University of Phoenix on probation. He called it “a result of an investigation by an outfit that no one had ever heard of.” We decided to introduce ourselves.

Oct 30, 2015
Opiates

Dereliction of duty

In this episode of Reveal, we look at the power of a single photo, a VA doctor accused of handing out opiates to veterans like “candy” and surgery patients who got screwed out of legitimate medical hardware.

Mar 14, 2015
Health Care

Action on the VA’s pain pill habit

On our debut pilot, reporter Aaron Glantz uncovered how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been prescribing highly addictive pain medications at an alarming rate. He returns to the show to discuss how lawmakers might address the spike in opiate prescriptions.

Mar 1, 2014
Solitary Confinement

Pilot 2: The Heroin Highway

WBEZ reporters show how heroin moves from Juarez, Mexico, to Chicago and into the Midwest; reports from inside “The Box” from teens in solitary confinement; and an update on our examination of prescription drug abuse in the VA.

Mar 1, 2014
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