- VA critics say project cost overruns and construction delays are burning money
- Denver medical center's estimated cost nearly doubled, to more than $1 billion
- Delays averaging nearly 3 years at 4 sites contributed to $1.5 billion in cost increases
- Rep. Mike Coffman: "This is money that is not going to the care of veterans"
(CNN)While veterans in recent years were dying as they waited for care at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, the VA has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on controversial projects across the country, according to government reports and members of Congress.