- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is traveling across the state to hear veterans’ concerns about VA health care.

About 50 veterans turned out in North Charleston on Friday morning to meet privately with staffers from Scott’s office. Their stories will be forwarded to the VA to help improve the system or to a congressional committee investigating the worst cases.

Scott says it’s hard to hear some of the tales. He says two people said they had lost their veteran husbands in recent months because of delayed care.

The senator is holding similar sessions Friday in Greenville and Lexington.

Scott says he’s hearing over and over that it’s hard for vets to get appointments, then when they do those appointments are often rescheduled.