Long Waits at Texas VA Clinics Dismay State Lawmakers

State lawmakers preparing to hear from veterans about excessive wait times at VA clinics have new ammunition: In a new report, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found that Texas medical facilities have some of the longest patient wait times in the nation.

Senators will meet in Houston on Thursday to ask veterans about wait times and assess ways in which the state can help. With the new report, lawmakers will go into the Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee hearing knowing that clinics in Harlingen, El Paso, Dallas and Amarillo are among the 10 clinics with the longest ...

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