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WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released their Nationwide Access Audit:

“The latest findings are the result of a so-called nationwide audit conducted by VA employees through face-to-face interviews — far from a comprehensive assessment and sincere look at the magnitude of the dysfunction at hand. In fact, the Office of Inspector General wasn’t involved whatsoever and those conducting the audit did not utilize the same practices and procedures as the IG. If this cursory investigation discovered thousands of veterans who have yet to receive care, I have no doubt these numbers only scratch the surface of the problems plaguing veterans. While more than 3,772 VA staff were interviewed, I’d like to know how many veterans themselves — if any — were interviewed. Let’s ask our veterans if they are satisfied with the quality of care that they’re receiving and let them be the judge of whether or not good things are happening at the VA. I expect to learn more about these delays and unauthorized lists, and will continue to engage with VA leaders directly until this situation is resolved.”

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