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VA discrepancy frustrates Hawaii's representatives

By Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 12, 2014

~~<p>Veterans Affairs officials told representatives of Hawaii's congressional delegation that military veterans only had to wait 30 days to see a primary care physician for the first time &mdash; just before a scathing audit revealed that new patients in Honolulu actually had the worst wait times in the entire system, 145 days.</p>
<p>The nationwide audit by the Veterans Health Administration released Monday came just four days after the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System and other VA administrators held a 90-minute briefing with staff members from the offices of Hawaii's two U.S. senators and two U.S. congresswomen in the wake of a scandal about alleged VA misconduct and mismanagement.</p>
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Veterans Affairs officials told representatives of Hawaii's congressional delegation that military veterans only had to wait 30 days to see a primary care physician for the first time — just before a scathing audit revealed that new patients in Honolulu actually had the worst wait times in the entire system, 145 days.

The nationwide audit by the Veterans Health Administration released Monday came just four days after the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System and other VA administrators held a 90-minute briefing with staff members from the offices of Hawaii's two U.S. senators and two U.S. congresswomen in the wake of a scandal about alleged VA misconduct and mismanagement. Login for more...



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