HARTFORD, Conn. – The number of cases delayed at Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities in Connecticut nearly tripled in the span of a month, according to data released Monday by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
The new data, offered by Blumenthal at a press conference in Hartford, are the latest indicators of problems in VA’s health care system.
The senator has been seeking facility-specific results of an audit conducted by the agency in May. The audit was conducted amidst revelations that staff within the VA system in Arizona falsified records to conceal the agency’s inability to meet deadlines in providing healthcare services to veterans.
Although the agency has yet to comply with Blumenthal’s request for the specific audit results of Connecticut facilities, information released in June suggested the facilities in Connecticut did not raise any red flags.
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