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Long wait times and schedule manipulations persist at Phoenix VA hospital, watchdog says

Long wait times and schedule manipulations persist at Phoenix VA hospital, watchdog says

When President Obama visited the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital here last year, he proclaimed a new day for the troubled facility, which was the epicenter of a nationwide scandal in which waiting lists were manipulated to hide long delays in care for veterans.

“We’ve brought in a new team that has been tackling these issues to make sure that wait times for scheduling, access to providers, is greatly improved,” Obama said after a facility tour in March 2015.

This week, more than two years after the scandal was exposed, the VA’s watchdog concluded that the problems in Phoenix have not been fixed.

The hospital system is still manipulating scheduling data,...

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