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July 7, 2014

Veterans voice concerns about VA hospitals

CLARKSBURG — Veterans in Harrison County are voicing their concerns and thoughts about Veterans Affairs hospitals.

During a roundtable discussion Monday with U.S. Congressman David McKinley, veterans with the Meuse-Argonne Post 573 expressed their concerns about dealing with Veterans Affairs hospitals in the area and the state.

The roundtable was part of McKinley visiting the area and meeting with VA directors and union workers.

Some of the concerns included communication between VA hospitals and veterans and the delays they have to deal with. They also told McKinley some of their personal stories with the VA. Other concerns involved appointments and treatment issues.

McKinley told the veterans that one of the biggest problems with VA hospitals is emergency rooms.

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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