Transcript for New Outrage Over the VA's Treatment of Veterans
Big new headline about the growing scandal led VA hospitals tonight we are learning just how many American veterans. Are waiting for the care they need many never getting appointments at all. ABC's senior national correspondent Jim -- on the new developments tonight. Families of veterans have complained loudly -- that Castro's husband died after a fifteen month wait. To see a VA doctor -- is it possible to get an appointment. -- -- -- -- run around and now the VA's own internal audit report released today confirms an outrageous. 57000. Veterans have been waiting to see doctors for more than three months. 100000. Suffering what is described as long waits and scheduler -- -- ninety clinics across the country admit they cooked the books. The VA -- calls the deception widespread and overt -- most infuriating was exactly how systemic and how widespread this was today the VA said it is already contacted 50000. Veterans to get them off weightless and end to see the doctor. On a visit to the Phoenix VA with a scandal began the new interim secretary promised a total resent this is not what our veterans deserve. This will not -- the White House promising everything from firing senior administrators. -- offending hospitals the hiring more doctors. Jim Avila ABC news the White House.
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