ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - The You Paid For It Teams catches up with U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill for her reaction to our discovery of high bonuses for the top brass at the St. Louis VA Healthcare System. One got a bonus of more than $12,000. This as the VA is under a federal investigation led by Senator McCaskill.
We obtained information thru Freedom of Information on all the bonuses paid to top executives from 2010 through 2013. The bonuses continued while McCaskill led an investigation into cleanliness of conditions at VA as well as allegations of long wait time. All that meant our Veterans were not getting nearly the quality care they were entitled too but top officials were still taking home extra cash.
One of those we talked to was the St. Louis VA Healthcare system Acting Director Kevin Inkley. He had a surprising answer to the bonuses.