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Posted: June 19, 2014 at 4:52 a.m.

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks during a news conference at the VA Medical Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) release the results from its Nationwide Access Audit, along with facility level patient access data for all Veterans health facilities.

Long-waits data on vets increase to 10% WASHINGTON -- About 10 percent of veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics have to wait at least 30 days for appointments -- more than twice the percentage of veterans the government said last week were forced to endure long waits, the acting Veterans Affairs secretary said Wednesday.

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