Obama says Veterans Affairs agency still needs improving

Obama arrives via Air Force One at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in PhoenixBy Julia Edwards PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – A little more than a year after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ secretary stepped down over reports the agency was offering inadequate health care, President Barack Obama told veterans on Tuesday his administration had more work to do for them. The group was the first major veterans organization to call for an investigation into reports last year that the federal agency was hiding reports of veterans’ long wait times for care. Obama said veterans still needed better mental health care and should not have to drive long distances for care.

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