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Keep the heat on VA problems


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 13, 2014

~~<p>Hawaii's VA medical system demands further investigation after an audit found that veterans wait an average 145 days for their first appointment with a primary-care physician, the longest wait in the country.</p>
<p>The Veterans Health Administration did not flag the state for follow-up based on the results of its internal Access Audit, but Hawaii's long delays, coupled with discrepancies between what local VA officials had stated publicly and what the audit ultimately revealed, raise the bar for transparency and accountability.</p>
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Hawaii's VA medical system demands further investigation after an audit found that veterans wait an average 145 days for their first appointment with a primary-care physician, the longest wait in the country.

The Veterans Health Administration did not flag the state for follow-up based on the results of its internal Access Audit, but Hawaii's long delays, coupled with discrepancies between what local VA officials had stated publicly and what the audit ultimately revealed, raise the bar for transparency and accountability. Login for more...



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