Jeff Miller (Florida Politician)

Report: Continued delays for veterans at Phoenix VA system

Veterans still are dying while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, according to Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General report released Tuesday.

The Phoenix system was at the center of a national scandal in 2014 when Veterans Affairs internal investigations identified 35 veterans who died while awaiting care. Veterans on secret waiting lists reportedly faced scheduling delays of up to a year.

The Inspector General's report said the VA Office reviewed more-recent allegations that the Phoenix system's staff "inappropriately discontinued and canceled consults, management provided staff inappropriate direction, patients died waiting for consultative...