SPEAKER INDEX    CONTENTS   INSERTS   
BILIRAKIS        4     18     19     20     25     26     41     42     43  
                44     45     54     68     69     70     71     72     73  
                79  
BRADSHAW        69     70  
COOKSEY         45     46  
DOHERTY         55     60     61     62     63     68     69     70     71  
                72     73     79  
EVANS            6     20     21     22  
GUTIERREZ        3     15     16     17     30     40     41  
HEADLEY         52     53     63     65     66     67     74     76     77  
                78     79  
HUTCHINSON      22     23     24     25  
KENNEDY         48     49     50     51     64     66     67     75     76  
                77     78  
KIZER           31     36     37     39     40     42     43     44     45  
                46     47     48     49     50     51  
LEAPE            7     12     13     14     15     16     17     18     19  
                20     21     23     24     25     26     27     28     29  
                30  
MATHER          34     39  
MORAN            7  
PETERSON         7     26     27     28     29  
STEARNS          1      4      6      7     11     12     13     15     18  
                20     22     26     29     30     33     34     36     37  
                38     39     40     41     43     45     47     48     51  
                53     54     55     58     59     60     61     62     63  
                64     67     73     74     75     79     80  
VALENTINE       58     60     64     74  
WILSON          45  

CONTENTS    SPEAKERS   INSERTS   
OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN STEARNS
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OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. LUIS V. GUTIERREZ
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OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. MICHAEL BILIRAKIS
                                                                 PAGE     4

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. LANE EVANS, DEMOCRATIC RANKING MEMBER, COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS
                                                                 PAGE     6

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. JERRY MORAN
                                                                 PAGE     7

STATEMENT OF LUCIAN LEAPE, M.D., HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                                                 PAGE     7

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. ASA HUTCHINSON
                                                                 PAGE    22

STATEMENTS OF KENNETH W. KIZER, M.D., M.P.H., UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS 
AFFAIRS ACCOMPANIED BY NANCY WILSON, M.D., M.P.H., DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY, 
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS; JAMES MCMANUS, M.D., MEDICAL INSPECTOR, OFFICE OF MEDICAL 
INSPECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS; JOHN MATHER, M.D., ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR 
HEALTH CARE INSPECTIONS, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
                                                                 PAGE    31

STATEMENT KENNETH W. KIZER., M.D., M.P.H.
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STATEMENT OF JOHN MATHER, M.D.
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OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. JOHN COOKSEY
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OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, II
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STATEMENTS OF ELWOOD HEADLEY, M.D., DIRECTOR, BOSTON VA MEDICAL CENTER; T.C. DOHERTY, DIRECTOR, 
MIAMI VA MEDICAL CENTER, ACCOMPANIED BY DOUGLAS BRADSHAW, ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL; AND BILLY 
VALENTINE, DIRECTOR, MUSKOGEE VA MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
                                                                 PAGE    52

STATEMENT OF ELWOOD HEADLEY, M.D.
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STATEMENT OF T.C. DOHERTY
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STATEMENT OF BILLY VALENTINE
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