VA says patient access to medical care improving

President Barack Obama, center, and Vice President Joe Biden, left, walk with Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, Obama's nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, from the Department of Veterans Affairs back to the White House in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald would succeed Eric Shinseki, the retired four-star general who resigned last month as the scope of the issues at veterans' hospitals became apparent. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has reached out to nearly 140,000 veterans in the past two months to get them off waiting lists and into clinics for medical appointments.

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