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VA says more than 57,000 patients are waiting for first visit Published: June 9, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that more than 57,000 former troops have waited at least 90 days for their first VA medical appointments and another 64,000 enrolled in the department’s health system during the past decade have never visited a doctor in the network.

About 13 percent of VA schedulers said they were told to falsify appointment-request dates to give the impression that wait times were shorter than they really were, according to the department.

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