How the Phoenix VA scandal became a catalyst for reforming veterans’ health care

By | September 14, 2023


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In early 2014, the media began reporting on delayed and mismanaged care at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The scandal shone a spotlight on VA failures across the country, revealing dozens of veterans  had died or were dying from illnesses that might otherwise been caught and treated had the VA not delayed these patients’ colonoscopies and endoscopies. But these delays in care were just the tip of the iceberg.

By April, news broke of more delays in care at the Phoenix VA Medical Center. The VA wasn’t just delaying certain screenings and procedures; it was making a concerted effort to hide………