. . . its front-pager yesterday on wait times for doctors at Veterans Affairs hospitals and in private hospitals and doctors' offices. (Sig Christenson, "Long VA doctor waits sign of times?" Houston Chronicle, June 17, 2014)
It is a serious story reported seriously, with detail piled upon detail. And the yarn is just plausible enough to be true, that waiting times for medical care are long and getting longer everywhere we look, not just in VA hospitals.