Hi, I'm Mark Flatten. I've been reporting on problems at Veterans Affairs for over a year. I can explain why Eric Shinseki resigned and why people are so mad.
I first reported on long wait times, delays and cancelled appointments at the VA in a series called "Making America's Heroes Wait".
After Shineski's resignation last week, I reported that the Obama administration - contrary to what it told you - has known about wait time issues since before it took office in 2009.
You can read the archives of my Veterans Affairs reporting here.
Update (1 pm): I'm hopping off for about 20-30 minutes. Keep asking, and I'll keep answering.
Update (2:30pm) Thanks for the questions, everyone. If you have any more, tweet me @MarkFlatten or email me at mflatten(at)washingtonexaminer(dot)com.*