VA Audit: 57,000 Waiting More Than 90 Days

Posted June 10, 2014 at 5:00am

The Washington Post reports that “a nationwide audit by the Department of Veteran Affairs found that 57,000 veterans have been waiting more than 90 days for an appointment and that an additional 64,000 requested medical care but never made it onto VA waiting lists.”  

“’This data shows the extent of the system problems we face,’ acting VA secretary Sloan Gibson said, ‘problems that demand immediate actions.’”  

“Gibson — who took over on May 30 after his predecessor, Eric K. Shinseki, resigned under pressure — outlined a series of emergency measures Monday to ensure that veterans stuck on long waiting lists will receive care as quickly as possible in the coming days and weeks.”