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57,000 waiting 90 days at VA

64,000 veterans never got appointments, report shows

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 5:24 a.m.

People stand outside the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center in Honolulu. Hawaii had the longest wait time in the nation for veterans to get their first appointment with a primary care physician, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

More than 57,000 U.S. veterans have been waiting at least 90 days for a first appointment at government hospitals, according to a report released Monday that broadens the scope of failings in the federal agency.

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