Acting VA chief reveals 18 more Phoenix-area veterans died after being left off waiting list

  • by: MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 6, 2014 - 12:40 AM

WASHINGTON — An additional 18 veterans in the Phoenix area whose names were kept off an official electronic Veterans Affairs appointment list have died, the agency's acting secretary said Thursday — the latest revelation in a growing scandal over long patient waits for care and falsified records covering up the delays at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide.

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