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Congress Growing Impatient
On Inquiry In VA Deaths

Associated Press, by Matthew Daly

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Posted By:MissMolly, 5/16/2014 4:24:34 AM

WASHINGTON — Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department. A former clinic director says dozens of veterans died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital. Reports of problems at VA medical facilities date back at least 14 years, and in each case were followed by promises of action, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said. "We have come to the point where we need more than good intentions," Murray told VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at a hearing Thursday of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. "What

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 5/16/2014 7:12:47 AM     (No. 9850628)

I can´t remember- what comes after impatience ? Oh yeah, it´s concern. I sense a strongly worded letter in the making.

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