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WRAL Investigates program designed to cut VA wait times

Posted May 23
Updated May 24

We all owe a great debt of gratitude to our veterans. They all served and sacrificed for our country. One profound way to honor them is to provide quality health care from the Veterans Administration.

It’s no secret the VA has been plagued by bureaucratic nightmares and compromised care in recent years. The U.S. government launched a program designed to improve that care that allows veterans to utilize doctors outside the VA system when wait times grow too long.

Wednesday at 5 p.m., WRAL Investigates why that program is failing its mission.

We talk to local vets still dealing with the same delays and bureaucracy the program was supposed to fix.

We’ll explore how pitfalls are eroding the promise of the Choice Program, along with efforts to finally make it work for those who sacrificed so much.


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