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Veterans Affairs

Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (credit: CBS)

1,600 Waited 90 Days For Appointment At Denver VA

As many as 1,630 patients have had to wait for initial medical appointments at eastern Colorado veterans facilities 90 days or more after requesting them, according to a Veterans Affairs Department audit released Monday.

06/09/2014

Wayne Hayden (credit: CBS)

150 Personal Veterans Records Mailed To Wrong Man

Sensitive information detailing the military careers of dozens of U.S. veterans, social security numbers and pension applications was mailed to a Weld County man who is also a veteran.

05/28/2014

Mark Udall (credit: CBS)

Sen. Udall Joins Rep. Coffman In Call For VA Head To Resign

Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall is calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

05/28/2014

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Vets Use Memorial Day To Raise Concerns About VA Health Care

Ceremonies around the nation honored the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. This Memorial Day comes as there are growing questions about health care for veterans.

05/26/2014

The clinic in Fort Collins (credit: CBS)

Will The VA Controversy Swing Voters in Colorado?

As the controversy over the reported issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs continues, it is likely that the national story will play a big role in Colorado’s 2014 election.

05/22/2014

Tom Mehan (credit: CBS)

Fort Collins Veteran Claims He Waited Months For Care At VA Hospital

President Obama has assigned his deputy chief of staff to oversee the investigation of 26 Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide. Those include the Northern Colorado and Wyoming veterans services centers.

05/22/2014

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colorado (credit: CBS)

Rep. Mike Coffman Still Calling For Secretary Of Veterans Affairs To Step Down

A Colorado congressman has been calling for the secretary of veterans affairs to step down.

05/16/2014

US Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Erik K. Shinseki (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Embattled VA Secretary Refuses To Resign Over Fort Collins Falsifying Flap

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Thursday brushed aside calls for his resignation and got an unexpected political lifeline from House Speaker John Boehner following reports that 40 patients died because of delayed treatment at an agency hospital.

05/08/2014

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Investigator: VA Employees In Fort Collins Told To Falsify Records

Employees at a veterans medical clinic in Colorado were instructed to falsify records to make it appear that patients were getting appointments close to the day requested, government investigators said.

05/06/2014

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Propane Tank Explodes At VA Hospital Construction Site In Aurora

No injuries have been reported after a propane tank exploded and caught fire at the Veterans Affairs hospital construction site in Aurora.

03/11/2014

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