- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of six Republican governors who sent a letter to President Barack Obama, seeking more involvement in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ health facilities.

The department has been under fire after allegations that veterans have died while waiting to see a doctor, because of long appointment delays and cover-ups from administrators.

The letter, released Wednesday by the Republican Governors Association, was signed by Jindal and Govs. Rick Scott of Florida, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Paul LePage of Maine, Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania and Rick Perry of Texas.

The governors want to be able to inspect VA facilities in their states and to recommend operational changes. They’re also calling for federal vouchers that let veterans unable to get an appointment within 30 days to seek care elsewhere.



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