Update: President Obama addressed an ongoing investigation into allegations of VA hospital misconduct on Wednesday, promising that he would have preliminary results from the VA's investigation some time next week. "If these allegations prove to be true," Obama said, "it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it, period." Anybody found to have falsified records in an investigation into VA hospitals will be "held accountable," Obama added. He said, "once we know the facts, I assure you that if there is misconduct it will be punished" Obama's remarks indicate that he will base any proposed reforms to the agency off of ongoing investigations into the VA.
Obama added that deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors is also conducting a wider investigation into VA's health services, and that he expects the full report from Nabors in a month. "Today," Obama said, "I want every veteran to know we will fix whatever is wrong."
Original Post: President Obama will give a statement this morning, immediately after meeting with Veteran's Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki and deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors, who have been coordinating the veterans' agency response to a deepening crisis of delays at VA hospitals.