New Colorado VA hospital more than $1 billion over budget

August 24, 2018
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The Department of Veterans Affairs' newest medical center in Aurora, Color., is also more than $1 billon over budget, according to an article on the NBC News website.

After more than a decade of delays and cost overruns, the VA opened the Aurora facility earlier this month. 

Costs ballooned from an initially estimated $328 million to a contractually obligated $1.73 billion as of its opening. 

As of 2015, with the new center only half-built, Congress transferred management of the project from the VA to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to speed up its completion.

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