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Obama 'troubled' by VA report

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama finds a report on treatment delays at Veterans Affairs medical facilities "extremely troubling."

A report by the VA's inspector general found that about 1,700 veterans in need of care were kept off the waiting list at the veteran hospital in Phoenix.

There is a growing chorus calling for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

A probe of alleged health care delays at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System has individual veterans telling their stories of having to wait unusually long periods of time for treatment.

Navy veteran Ken Senft says when he went to a VA clinic near his home outside Phoenix, the doctor told him it could be two years before he might get an appointment with a dermatologist to look at a lesion on his head.

Senft says he paid out of pocket for a private doctor and learned he had skin cancer.


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