President Barack Obama found a new report by the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General "deeply troubling," according to White House press secretary Jay Carney.
Obama had been briefed on the reports findings White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Wednesday. The report, which sampled 226 appointments, found that the average wait time for patients was 115 days before their first appointment at the Phoenix VA hospital. The report also found that 84 percent of veterans were forced to wait over the 14-day period set by the VA as a goal at the hospital. The hospital reported to the VA in 2013 that the average wait time was 24 days, a dramatic contrast with the wait time reality.
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