Bennet Statement on Investigation Finding Long Wait Times, Improper Procedures at Colorado Springs VA Clinic

Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement in response to findings by the VA Inspector General of long wait times and improper procedures at the Colorado Springs Community-based Outpatient Clinic:

"It is intolerable that investigations continue to uncover these unacceptable practices at the VA. Our veterans deserve better.

"Veterans waiting too long must have the option to access care through the Choice program and scheduling processes must be followed correctly. We'll review the report's findings and recommendations, ensure that the appropriate corrective steps are taken, and determine if any additional policy changes are needed. It's clear from this report that we must continue to demand accountability at the VA and that strong oversight is still essential."