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After waiting list crisis, local Veterans Affairs touts progress but some say ‘there’s nothing new’

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But for some advocates, there’s nothing new in the latest campaign.

“It sounds exactly the same as the last three VA secretaries before him,” said Chris Attig, an attorney and Army veteran who specializes in helping fellow vets navigate the VA’s benefits and health care systems. “Some of the things that he said are the exact things that director [James] Peake said, that secretary [Eric] Shinseki said that secretary [Robert] McDonald said.”

Attig thinks a total culture change is needed to reverse trends.

“I think that they see the same 10 to 15 problems,” Attig said. “There’s a failure of imagination to try to put together solutions that are different.”

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