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A deeper look at problems within the VA

In this May 24, 2013 file photo, a wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta. An internal investigation released in June 2014 that looked at wait times for all sorts of care across the VA system showed that new mental health patients were routinely forced to wait a month or more to start treatment. Not one of the 141 medical systems examined was able to meet the department's goal of getting all new mental health patients an appointment within 14 days. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

PHOENIX -- Phoenix, along with the rest of the nation, was stunned when whistle blowers revealed thousands of veterans were waiting hundreds of days for primary medical care at the VA.

As the fallout has continued, leaders in the Phoenix VA were fired shortly before former VA head Gen. Eric Shinseki resigned.

After their removal, it was revealed more than 100,000 veterans were still seeking care from the VA.

The circumstances and stories surrounding the entire scandal are complex and complicated. To simplify things, the Associated Press published the table below.

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