Kaiser Health Policy News Index: June 2014

Reports about long waiting times for those seeking care at some Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities captured a significant share of the public’s attention this month. Over six in ten (62 percent) report following the story “very” or “fairly” closely, making it the most closely followed health policy story so far in 2014. …

When asked about the reports of long waiting lists at some VA medical facilities, a majority of the public (63 percent) thinks they are signs of widespread problems throughout the VA system, while about two in ten (22 percent) say that long waiting times are isolated to a few facilities. CONT.

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