Updated: 06/10/2014 - A federal audit of Augusta's VA hospital is uncovering extensive issues with patient scheduling and procedures. News 12 first exposed serious problems at the facility after 3 patients died due to a lack of proper medical care. On Tuesday, a bill co-sponsored by Congressman John Barrow passed unanimously in the House. The bill would allow veterans waiting longer than what is acceptable, to seek medical care outside the VA system. The VA would foot the bill.