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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Medical appointments for Oregon vets slow to improve

    Wait times for Oregon veterans seeking medical care have been slow to improve as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs struggles to hire doctors and nurses. Frustrations competing with the private sector to fill vacancies for staff in specialties and...
  • Minnesota VA boasts slimmer wait times than national average

    Minnesota's Veterans Affairs clinics and hospitals fare slightly better in delivering timely care to veterans than the national average. The Associated Press analyzed six months of VA data and found that 1.9 percent of medical appointments completed at...
  • Problems remain at Phoenix VA hospital after scandal

    Iraq War veteran Brian Gibbs kept his cool the first time he drove for over an hour to the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital, only to be told that his appointment had been cancelled because his doctor was out sick. The second time it happened, about a...
  • Colorado Springs VA clinic has worst wait times in state

    El Paso County has the biggest concentration of veterans in Colorado, but its VA clinic ranks near the bottom nationwide at getting them in for health care within 30 days, according to government data. More than 10 percent of the appointments at the...
  • Hawaii veterans wait longer for care on outer islands

    Delays for medical appointments at Veterans Affairs facilities are shorter than the national average across much of Hawaii, but that's not true of outer islands. At the Hilo VA Clinic on Hawaii's Big Island, for example, 5.4 percent of appointments...
  • Lack of doctors leading to lengthy waits for Nevada veterans

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

    A Veterans Affairs 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. While local VA officials say they're doing their best to expand services in...
  • Utah vets face delays receiving health care, despite reforms

    The number of military veterans facing long waits for medical care at Veterans Affairs facilities in Utah has barely budged since the summer, even after Congress gave the department an additional $16.3 billion to hire more doctors, open new facilities and...
  • Wyoming veterans see lower than average medical wait times

    Wyoming veterans are experiencing fewer long delays for medical appointments at federal hospitals and clinics around the state as compared to the national average. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system's standards call for veterans to...
  • Some Washington state VA facilities face wait time problems

    The majority of Veterans Administration medical facilities in Washington state are meeting timeliness goals for scheduling doctor visits, but centers in Walla Walla, Vancouver and Chehalis have yet to hit their targets. At the VA hospital in Walla Walla,...
  • Delays at Fort Harrison stand out among Montana VA centers

    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. One in 20 patients at the Fort Harrison VA hospital in Helena must wait a month or...