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    The Veterans Affairs Scandal And More #MuckReads On VA Health Care

    The scandal surrounding long wait times within the Veterans Affairs’ health care system has garnered national attention as VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amidst growing opposition to his leadership. To help make sense of the institutional problems that led to the scandal, we’ve compiled some of the best reporting about chronic issues of mismanagement in the VA.

    If you have any articles to add to the list, let us know in the comments section or tweet us with #MuckReads.

    Waiting in Phoenix and beyond

    A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list, CNN, April 2014

    CNN reported in late April that at least 40 U.S. veterans may have died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system in Arizona. Hundreds of veterans were placed on “a secret waiting list” outside of the VA’s primary electronic booking system, according to Sam Foote, a retired VA doctor.

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