Number of long waits for VA healthcare in CT much longer than first reported

July 7, 2014 7:25 PM

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Washington – Since the scandal this spring over long wait times and cover ups of poor performance at veterans’ health facilities, there’s been a sharp upturn in the numbers of Connecticut veterans who have waited more than 30 days to receive medical help.

According to new information released by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, in mid-May, 998 Connecticut veterans had waited more than 30 days to receive care. That number grew to 2,727 on June 3.

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