31 May '17, 8pm

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is warning the VA is “still in critical condition” despite efforts to reduce wait times for medical appointments and expand care in the private sector. In a “State of the VA” report, the physician on Wednesday pointed to decades of disrepair and bloated bureaucracy in offering a blunt diagnosis: “There is a lot of work to do.” Veterans can get “same-day” services at medical centers but are still waiting too long for new appointments — more than 60 days — at about 30 locations nationwide. Many primary care centers are understaffed or running out of space. Appeals of disability claims remain backed up with years of wait. Inventory systems at several VA facilities are woefully out of date, and employee accountability is “clearly broken.” Shulkin said the department had about 1,500 disciplinary actions against employees on hold, citing ...

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