Politics & Government

June 5, 2014 12:00 PM

VA chief: 18 vets left off waiting list have died

An additional 18 veterans in the Phoenix area whose names were kept off an official electronic Veterans Administration appointment list have died, the agency’s acting secretary said Thursday – the latest revelation in a growing scandal over long patient waits to see doctors and falsified records covering up the delays at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide.

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