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Veteran FORGOTTEN By Florida VA Clinic Is OK, As VA Dodges Bullet (VIDEO)

Veteran FORGOTTEN By Florida VA Clinic
July 23, 2014

A veteran got an unpleasant reminder of the state of care in the Veterans Affairs health system on Monday. At the Orange City, Florida clinic for a prescription matter, he was completely forgotten for several hours as the clinic closed. The retired Marine is fine, but the VA risked the worst.

According to the AP:

 A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran’s Administration. Jeffrey Duck told WKMG he arrived as a “walk in” patient at the clinic around 1 p.m. Monday and sat in a consultation room for more than three hours before realizing he was alone in the building. Duck says he was worried he’d be accused of trying to steal something so he took cellphone video of himself walking around the lobby. That set off the alarm. So, he called 911. The Veteran’s Administration issued an apology to Duck on Tuesday and said they are reviewing their closing procedures. Duck says he isn’t angry, just disappointed.

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This is yet another grim reminder that our nation’s veterans are not getting the care they deserve at VA facilities all across the country. As the world keeps on turning, and each day the headlines are filled with fresh scenes of death, we cannot let the VA scandal that grabbed headlines for a few days slip from our minds. They fought for our freedom, and we owe it to them to help them recover from the horrors they’ve experienced. They go overseas, do and see things that most of us can’t even imagine, and then we expect them to just melt back into civilian life. It’s not possible, and having a broken down disgusting system doesn’t help.

Come on America, we can do better than this. We have to do better than this.

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Veteran Forgotten By Florida VA Clinic