WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee, released the following statement today in response to the release of the Office of the Inspector General report confirming allegations that the Phoenix VA used inappropriate scheduling practices that concealed treatment delays for veterans:
“Today, the VA Inspector General’s Office confirmed that the Phoenix VA health clinic used secret wait lists to conceal treatment delays of up to 115 days for 1,700 veterans,” Sen. Moran said. “The IG report indicates that these veterans ‘continue to be at risk of being forgotten or lost in Phoenix HCS’s convoluted scheduling process.’ This report is telling us information we already know to be true from a report in 2013 – how many more studies is it going to take for this Administration to take action? Enough is enough – accountability starts at the top, and there is a difference between wanting change and leading it to happen.”
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