VA head, newspaper reporter discuss health care privacy violations

An increasing number of veterans in Minnesota are finding that their privacy has been violated by VA facilities and clinics in the state, said a story in Monday's Star Tribune.

MPR News spoke with reporter Mark Brunswick and Minneapolis VA Health Care System Director Patrick Kelly, who's a retired U.S. Navy captain.

Brunswick, the newspaper's military affairs reporter, talked about how the story came together and ongoing issues involving VA hospitals.

And Kelly, who's been in charge of the VA since June 2013, responded to the article and discussed privacy violations at the hospital.

Use the audio player above to listen to both interviews.

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