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A doctor tells the truth about
the VA health care system

Fox News, by Dr. Marc Siegel

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Posted By:MissMolly, 5/28/2014 9:17:38 AM

The news that more than half our states have VA facilities with secret waiting lists that threaten the lives of our veterans is shocking. But the more pervasive, less sensational, problem with VA hospitals is one I have experienced as a physician: They are fallback places, providing second tier medical care, with each facility serving meat and potatoes medicine to its community of needy veterans. Many veterans know this and choose to get their health care elsewhere when they can, via Medicare or private insurance if they have it. For these veterans, the VA is a place to go for free prescriptions,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TNVolunteer, 5/28/2014 10:36:36 AM     (No. 9864491)

I am a Vietnam era vet. I lost a great deal of my hearing during my service. I was refused treatment by the VA. The only thing of consequence I received from the VA was an occasional flu shot. The system is broken and needs to be eliminated and vouchers provided to the vets who need them.

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