Veteran who died waiting for ambulance ID'd

Jul 7, 2014 Full story: MilitaryCity.com

A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque veterans hospital cafeteria - 500 yards from an emergency room - before he died was a 71-year-old husband who had served in the Vietnam War, his family said Monday.

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Viet Nam Vet

Chillicothe, OH

#1 Jul 7, 2014
Another victim of VA incompetance.
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#2 Jul 8, 2014
Viet Nam Vet wrote:
Another victim of VA incompetance.
But the VA says they are reviewing their policy on this matter???
I am not sure when they are going to come up to a logical conclusion but they are reviewing their policy???
I am not sure if it is going to take an act of congress to 'change' their policy BUT they are reviewing their policy???
I worked in the emergency room and Federal policy is that if they die outside the Federal land, they are subject to 911 calls BUT if they code inside the hospital....
Oh that's right, they are reviewing their policy on this matter.
And the results of the veteran???
Due to common sense?
Due to VA incompetence?
Due to stupidity?
And the list goes on....
VA just chalked another one up due to their lack judgment.
And what good did this do for the veteran?

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