Veteran Affairs Wait Time Scandal 10 years later

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This April 9 marks the 10th anniversary of the Veterans Affairs Wait Time Scandal. The nation pauses to reflect on the events that exposed systemic issues within the VA’s health care system and catalyzed significant reforms.

In April 2014, an investigative report uncovered a disturbing truth: the Phoenix VA hospital had been concealing Veterans’ appointment wait times by maintaining secret lists, resulting in at least 40 Veterans tragically passing away while awaiting medical care.

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