Some 636,000 veterans across the country have medical appointments that are least a month from when they wanted to be seen, and 8,000 have been waiting four months to see a doctor, the chairman of a Senate committee announced Wednesday.

The data released by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee where Sloan Gibson, the acting head of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to testify.

Gibson described for Senators a system in deep trouble with widespread appointment scheduling improprieties that include “deliberate acts to falsify data.” He also bemoaned the fact that VA employees are afraid to come forward and raise concerns.

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