The VA's troubled history - CNNPolitics.com

Story highlightsAllegations that veterans died waiting for care is the latest in a long line of VA scandalsControversy in veterans care is as old as the countryScandals have rocked veterans agencies every decade since at least the 1930s. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resignsScandal, controversy and veterans care in the United States have gone hand-in-hand for virtually as long as there's been a republic.

After the Revolutionary War, for instance, payments promised by Congress to disabled veterans were left up to the states, and only a few thousand of those who served ever received anything, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Here's a time line of the many scandals th