Golden Hammer: VA hit for waste, lack of oversight on medical implants

The Veterans Affairs Department wasted more than $3 billion over 10 years on medical implant purchases - and is now losing track of those implants once they've been put into patients, potentially putting veterans' health at risk, according to a new watchdog report that's drawing attention from members of Congress.

"Spending taxpayer dollars wisely is essential, but providing the health care that veterans have earned and deserve is critical," said Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, the ranking Democrat on the House Veterans' Affairs oversight subcommittee.

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