30 Days And Counting: Veterans Face Long, Unexpected Waits To See Doctors In Private Health Program
Promised to see a doctor within 30 days, veterans are waiting more than two months for appointments in the program designed to give them an alternate option to the VA.
The Associated Press:
Long Waits Under VA's Private Health Program
A health care program being expanded by the Trump administration to give veterans greater access to private doctors has failed to provide care within 30 days as promised due to faulty data and poor record-keeping that could take years to remedy. That's according to a government investigation. The Government Accountability Office found veterans often waited between 51 and 64 days for appointments with private doctors under the Choice program. The scheduling process took as long as 70 days. (Yen, 6/4)