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Phoenix veterans waiting list believed to be responsibile for 18 deaths

Updated: Monday, June 23 2014, 09:19 AM CDT
18 veterans died after being kept off official Veterans Affairs waiting lists in Phoenix, that's according to acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson.

Gibson said the 18 were among 1700 in the Phoenix area who were not on official medical center waiting lists.
   
Gibson also said he is not sure if the 18 vets are among the 40 a retired doctor claimed may have died while awaiting treatment.
 
The agency will release nationwide data on patient wait times Monday.

Phoenix veterans waiting list believed to be responsibile for 18 deaths


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