VA says it has contacted vets left off wait list

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new Veterans Affairs chief says his department has reached out to all 1,700 veterans kept off an official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix hospital.

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said the department is discussing individual medical needs with the veterans and has begun scheduling appointments. A report by the VA's inspector general last week said 1,700 Phoenix area veterans were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list.

Gibson called resolving the issue a top priority and said the department will continue reaching out to veterans nationwide to improve their access to care.

Gibson took over the VA Friday after Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned under fire. Gibson met Wednesday with a group of veteran service organizations.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)


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