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New audit of VA finds 3-month waits for medical appointments
New audit of VA finds 3-month waits for medical appointments

More than 57,000 veterans have waited at least three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities, according to a new audit that sparked further outrage Monday on Capitol Hill. "It makes me sick knowing that our returned warriors are subject to begging for care when they come home," Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said after the audit found that veterans in the Honolulu VA system faced the longest average wait for a new appointment for primary care — about 145 days. The audit's results came as the inspector general announced at a House hearing that his office had widened its investigation to include 69 sites across the country where employees may have...

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