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.
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.
Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall is calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.
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.
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.
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.
A Colorado congressman has been calling for the secretary of veterans affairs to step down.
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.
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.
No injuries have been reported after a propane tank exploded and caught fire at the Veterans Affairs hospital construction site in Aurora.