Beto O'Rourke: Veterans can't afford to wait for the VA

Full story: El Paso Times 11
By the time his wife called our office, a terminally ill veteran in El Paso had waited over a year for a response from the Veterans Benefits Administration . Full Story
On target

Hondo, NM

#1 May 6, 2013
Elimination of the VA program and providing the honorably discharged VETERAN access to the hospital of his choice would serve everyone!
JWRussell USRN

El Paso, TX

#2 May 6, 2013
On target wrote:
Elimination of the VA program and providing the honorably discharged VETERAN access to the hospital of his choice would serve everyone!
I recently fell in my shower after I slipped because my wife had forgotten to put the mat back in. She likes to take it out when she soaks her precious body from head to toe, lathering herself up and shaving herself all over. Unfortunately, I landed awkwardly when I fell and ended up with a scraped scrotum, which hurts like hell. When I called the doctor today, they said I'd have to wait 4-6 weeks for an appointment because of the sylvester cuts, which I assume means those enacted by Reyes before he left office. So I agree they need to revamp the system to care for those of us who served.
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#3 May 6, 2013
Eliminating the VA program for veterans would not be progressive or original. Richard White our representative back in the late 60's was always trying to get a VA Center Hospital for the veterans but was never successful due to the power pull in Austin and Waco. Ron Coleman gave up during his second term and our last representative spent too much of his time pandering to the democratic heads in the house to try.

We need a full blown VA hospital which would be capable of handling all the veterans in and around El Paso. We need a VA program here that would take care of the homeless veterans by building them a housing and drug rehabilitation facility. We need a VA system that really works and kick out all the bureaucrats that delay treatment because the guidelines have not been properly formatted to fit not only the older veterans but also the newer veterans returning to civilian status after two nasty wars one which was more than likely illegal and immoral under the pretense of WMD.

All veterans hospitals need to be fully staffed and funded. Staffing could come from Military doctors who are currently staffing military hospitals and are approaching the last two years of their service.
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#4 May 6, 2013
JWRussell USRN wrote:
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I recently fell in my shower after I slipped because my wife had forgotten to put the mat back in. She likes to take it out when she soaks her precious body from head to toe, lathering herself up and shaving herself all over. Unfortunately, I landed awkwardly when I fell and ended up with a scraped scrotum, which hurts like hell. When I called the doctor today, they said I'd have to wait 4-6 weeks for an appointment because of the sylvester cuts, which I assume means those enacted by Reyes before he left office. So I agree they need to revamp the system to care for those of us who served.
You sir are a coward. Never served in the military and are an imposter. Your salacious comments are nauseating.
oceanside puppet

El Paso, TX

#5 May 6, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>You sir are a coward. Never served in the military and are an imposter. Your salacious comments are nauseating.
Oh stfu you big fat queer fatty.
Scrap VA hospitals

Hondo, NM

#6 May 6, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
Eliminating the VA program for veterans would not be progressive or original. Richard White our representative back in the late 60's was always trying to get a VA Center Hospital for the veterans but was never successful due to the power pull in Austin and Waco. Ron Coleman gave up during his second term and our last representative spent too much of his time pandering to the democratic heads in the house to try.
We need a full blown VA hospital which would be capable of handling all the veterans in and around El Paso. We need a VA program here that would take care of the homeless veterans by building them a housing and drug rehabilitation facility. We need a VA system that really works and kick out all the bureaucrats that delay treatment because the guidelines have not been properly formatted to fit not only the older veterans but also the newer veterans returning to civilian status after two nasty wars one which was more than likely illegal and immoral under the pretense of WMD.
All veterans hospitals need to be fully staffed and funded. Staffing could come from Military doctors who are currently staffing military hospitals and are approaching the last two years of their service.
Adding another albatross to elpaso is putting good money into a cesspool of corruption.

Dealing with a bunch of low bid medical quacks instead of REAL specialists, fat chance Jose!
DJ Jessy Fresh

El Paso, TX

#7 May 6, 2013
I hope they don't start sending them to Thomason, they've leeched off of us long enough.
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#8 May 6, 2013
Scrap VA hospitals wrote:
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Adding another albatross to elpaso is putting good money into a cesspool of corruption.
Dealing with a bunch of low bid medical quacks instead of REAL specialists, fat chance Jose!
Then I suggest that if you do not like the idea and you are living here you go back to Beeville. Of course you just might be a down in the mouth ill-bred republican. Still that is no excuse for you. Be you never served in the military in your life!
abled vet

El Paso, TX

#9 May 6, 2013
Send those crying lazy ass slackers to Albuquerque or Waco for treatment, they'll soon appreciate what they have here in el pisso.
Dean Wheeler

El Paso, TX

#10 May 6, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>Then I suggest that if you do not like the idea and you are living here you go back to Beeville. Of course you just might be a down in the mouth ill-bred republican. Still that is no excuse for you. Be you never served in the military in your life!
Beto is trying to stick it to the veterans. I kind of think he's penis blocking us. He doesn't like the military and wants to explore pacifism.
DJ Jessy Fresh

El Monte, CA

#11 May 6, 2013
Hahahaha jajajaja do you miss The Sevy yet? Jajahahajahaban

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