An Alabama congresswoman says she has complete mistrust of the health care system for veterans.
Rep. Martha Roby of Montgomery made the comment Thursday. That was one day after she met with top officials of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System.
The interim director of the Central Alabama VA announced earlier this week that wait times for new patients had been cut by one-third. Roby says veterans are telling her that's incorrect. She said the veterans say they get appointments made within two weeks, but then they get canceled.
A review at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System has found an additional 1,100 X-rays dating back to 2011 that weren't read.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports VA officials conducted the review after discovering earlier this year that about 900 X-rays hadn't been read since 2009.
Officials say, of the latest scans, staff took "immediate action" to complete interpretations of about 176 and about 227 were being assessed to determine if further clinical action was needed. Officials said the rest didn't require clinical action.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby says the latest report on the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is consistent with what she's been hearing about phony medical practices and the Veterans Administration inspectors not being aggressive about complaints.