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Senators agree on how to bolster VA hospitals

Posted: June 6, 2014 at 5:49 a.m.

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson speaks Thursday in Phoenix where he made his first visit since taking over the agency amid an investigation that found 1,700 veterans were kept off the official waiting list for care at the troubled Arizona hospital.

U.S. veterans hospitals would be able to hire more doctors and nurses under a plan announced by bipartisan Senate negotiators in an effort to reduce the long waits for thousands of military veterans seeking care.

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