VA Wait Times Still Too Long

The American Legion testified recently at a congressional hearing that examined how long America's veterans have to wait for their scheduled appointments at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. Through its System Worth Saving (SWS) program, the Legion has been acutely aware of wait time problems for a decade. In its testimony, the Legion offered three specific recommendations to help alleviate lengthy wait-times for VA appointments: Devote a greater effort in filling all empty VA staff positions, improve information technology solutions, and develop a better plan for scheduling appointments outside traditional business hours.

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