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White House report says VA has 'significant' and 'systemic failures'
White House report says VA has 'significant' and 'systemic failures'

The VA suffers from "significant and chronic systemic failures" that must be addressed by department leadership, according to a White House report delivered to President Obama on Friday, giving urgency to congressional legislation aimed at reducing veterans' wait times for healthcare and holding officials more accountable. Among the problems cited are a "corrosive culture" that has led to personnel problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs, exacerbated by poor management and a history of retaliation toward employees raising issues. The report is the latest stinging assessment of the VA, which operates 1,700 hospitals and clinics. White House...

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