VA has a new 'wait-list' problem – the backlog to see an outside doctor

More than 2,900 veterans are caught up in bureaucracy hell at the Shreveport VA hospital, waiting to see non-VA doctors promised under the Veterans Choice Program that was created to alleviate appointment wait-times, a whistle-blower says.

It’s been three years since clinical social worker Shea Wilkes revealed a secret wait-list with 2,700 veterans, including 37 who died, languishing for appointments at Overton Brooks VA 
Medical Center in Shreveport, La. Now, he says he’s discovered a new kind of wait-list

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