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Stories with person: Eric Shinseki
  • New Mexico VA chief says it is working to reduce wait times story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-15 10:32 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The director of the Veterans Affairs' health care system in New Mexico acknowledged Friday that efforts to see patients more quickly have fallen short.

  • Minnesota VA boasts slimmer wait times than national average story has photos
    Updated: Apr-09-15 1:40 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's Veterans Affairs clinics and hospitals fare slightly better in delivering timely care to veterans than the national average.

  • Lack of doctors leading to lengthy waits for Nevada veterans 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 12:06 pm

    LAS VEGAS - LAS VEGAS - In the months after lawmakers and federal officials vowed to do something about long waits for care in the Veterans Affairs health care system, many people who served in uniform are still waiting.

  • Colorado Springs VA clinic has worst wait times in state 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 11:52 am

    DENVER - El Paso County has the biggest concentration of veterans in Colorado, but its VA clinic ranks near the bottom nationwide at getting them in for health care within 30 days, according to government data.

  • Delays at Fort Harrison stand out among Montana VA centers 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 11:42 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - Veterans seeking care at Montana's largest VA hospital experience more long delays than the national average despite pledges by senior officials to cut down on wait times.

  • Appointment delays reported at VA clinics in Tulsa, Vinita 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 3:14 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Wait times for appointments at most U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' medical facilities in Oklahoma are well below the national average, but two of the state's satellite clinics - in Tulsa and Vinita - have struggled to meet the health system's timeliness goal, according to government data reviewed by The Associated Press.

  • Long VA waits less of a problem in Kansas than elsewhere 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 3:13 am

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Fewer Kansas veterans are experiencing long waits for care at VA hospitals and clinics than their counterparts in many other states, but dozens waited more than 90 days for care and delays actually jumped in the first two months of this year.