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VA Audit Reveals Almost 70,000 Veterans Waiting For Care

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More than 63,000 veterans nationwide are waiting to be scheduled for care, according to an audit of hundreds of Veterans Affairs facilities that was released today. As a result of the internal audit, the Department of Affairs stated it would not be providing performance bonuses for any senior management in 2014. Among many shortcomings, the audit found that while newly enrolled veterans, such as those coming back from the middle-east, are supposed to be provided care within 14 days, that deadline was unrealistic and rarely met due to increasing demand and lack of capacity. The audit found that within the past 10 years, 63,869 had enrolled in the health care system but have yet to be seen. The Veterans Affairs secretary announced that 50,000 veterans have already been contacted in an effort to get them off wait lists and into clinics. The secretary announced several other measures that would be employed to try and remedy the vast and serious problems that the VA has been accused of. The audit was based off of information collection from 731 VA facilities and more than 3,700 interviews with staff members. The growing number of veterans returning from wars as well as a bonus system rewarding managers for meeting treatment goals are said to have contributed for the cause of these serious problems.

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