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Veterans die while awaiting appointments

Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments

At least 40 veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, according to a report by CNN.

While the agency kept records showing appointment times for patients within two weeks it kept a “secret waiting list” of veterans -- up to 1,600 -- who waited months to see a doctor, according to the report.

Emails given to CNN showed that top management at the hospital was aware of it and that some leaders even approved of it.

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