Reason.com columnist reports that US military veterans wait an average of 115 days for primary care:
The VA Health System Is a Tragic Warning Against Government-Run Health Care
Peter Suderman | May 29, 2014
A damning report released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General will likely leave Democrats and their liberal allies clamoring for reforms to the government run health system for those who have served in the military. The report found that workers in the Phoenix VA network systematically manipulated wait time data, leaving thousands of military veterans waiting for medical appointments, and some 1,700 stuck in limbo after being left off the waiting list entirely. According to the report, the average initial wait time for a primary care appointment in the Phoenix VA system was 115 days—a far cry from both the system's 14-day goal and the 24 days Phoenix officials had reported.
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Publish date: 05 June 2014
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