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Rep. Owens calls for review of VA after high-profile delays at Phoenix clinic

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Following allegations of deaths due to lengthy delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ facility in Phoenix, Rep. William L. Owens called for a review of the incidents.

“In light of recent testimony and disclosures, particularly regarding the Phoenix veterans’ health care system, the death of patients and the recent disclosures about the inappropriate handling of appointment requests for veterans in Colorado, the Department of Veterans Affairs needs to take appropriate steps,” Rep. Owens said in in a news release issued Wednesday.

The release also called on the department to allow care at local community hospitals.

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