What we do know this was happening at numerous facilities including those in Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Phoenix and Fort Collins. It appears to be fairly wide spread.<quoted text>
Let get one thing straight. Rogue managers at VA facilities worked up a scheme to avoid the Department of Veterans Affairs requirement that their hospitals provide care to patients in a timely manner, typically within 14 to 30 days. The Department of Veterans Affairs did not create any hidden waiting lists and they had no way of knowing that the "official" list provided to them by VA hospitals was a sham. The Department of Veterans Affairs is the victim of unscrupulous employees. It happens.
The IGA is investigating and it is way too soon for you to be making sweeping generalizations.