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APR 10, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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New Mexico VA chief says it is working to reduce wait times

Reacting to AP reports that found a VA clinic in northwestern New Mexico ranks among the worst in the nation when it comes to the percentage of appointments that were delayed a month or longer and some others also ranked near the top, Welch outlined steps the VA has taken and will embark on to shorten wait times. Welch said ...

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APR 09, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Lack of doctors leading to lengthy waits for Nevada veterans

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the months after lawmakers and federal officials vowed to do something about long waits for care in the Veterans Affairs health care system, many people who served in uniform are still waiting. More than 14,400 medical appointments completed between Sept. 1 and Feb. 28 at the VA's two hospitals and nine ...

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APR 09, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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New Mexico VA clinic among nation's worst for care delays

The AP examined wait times at 940 VA hospitals and outpatient clinics across the US to see how things might have improved since a scandal over delays and attempts to cover them up led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and prompted lawmakers in August to pass the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act. Local VA officials say ...

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APR 09, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Delays at Fort Harrison stand out among Montana VA centers

(AP) — Veterans seeking care at Montana's largest VA hospital experience more long delays than the national average despite pledges by senior officials to cut down on wait times. Long waits have continued despite pledges by senior officials to cut down on delays and a huge infusion of cash from Congress to help tackle the nationwide problem. The Associated Press ...

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APR 09, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists — and months after the Department of Veterans Affairs instituted major reforms costing billions of dollars — government data shows that the number of patients facing long waits at VA facilities has not dropped at all. Nearly ...

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