Colorado Springs VA under investigation

After the Phoenix VA scandal and the resignation of disgraced VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, a VA clinic in our very backyard is the subject of an investigation.

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SOURCE: Tom Roeder, Colorado Springs Gazette

An audit on Veterans Affairs health care wait times has triggered a deeper probe of the agency's clinics in Colorado Springs, the VA announced Monday.

At issue is whether workers in Colorado Springs falsified reports to make wait times for health care appear shorter. The VA's inspector general is expected to send investigators to determine whether phony records were created, who ordered it and how many patients might have been impacted.

"In Colorado Springs we had an anonymous complaint from three staff that they had been told to manipulate wait times," said Daniel Warvi, spokesman for VA hospitals and clinics in eastern Colorado.

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