Huge backup: 57,000 vets waiting 90 days or more for first VA appointment; more never seen

  • by: MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 9, 2014 - 10:00 PM

WASHINGTON — More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling, the government said Monday in a report newly demonstrating how deep and widespread the problem is.

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