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  •  I live in Jeff Miller's district (14+ / 0-)

    and get his newsletter just to see what the POS has to say. Every one is a teabaggers nutsucking wet dream. Seriously, I'm thinking of moving.

    Plus, the VA out patient clinic here (although nice and new) does not accept walk-ins or emergencies. I know this for a fact from my first visit after moving to the Pensacola area from Washington, D.C.

    I am a service connected disabled vet, but when I went to the clinic in so much pain that I couldn't walk, they told me to drive to the VA in Biloxi, MS over 125 miles away. When I questioned the receptionist, I was told that several vets seeking ER care have died in the clinic.

    They wanted me to fill out a shit load of forms, and I told them all they needed to do was check my Social Security number since I was in the system.  I worked for the VA in D.C. on I Street, so I know what I'm talking about.

    So, I started bitching and the head honcho came out and threatened to call 911 on me. I finally got the receptionist to enter my social and lo and behold, there were all of my records. She seemed shocked as if she had never thought of this before.

    I was seen by a doctor and have received excellent care since, but have to face the fact that if I need ER care, I have to drive to Mississippi.

    So, shut the fuck up, Jeff Miller. You can't even take care of the vets in your district.

    When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. George Carlin

    by Zwoof on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 09:16:19 PM PDT

    •  I Am So Sorry To Hear That (5+ / 0-)
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      mindara, bakeneko, chimene, Turbonerd, Zwoof

      I live near, heck why I live here, a huge military base. The vets that live around me will tell you the service they get is the best of the best. Honestly I wish I had their medical care. But I hear so many other horror stories. Something just must be really, really fucked up!

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 09:23:37 PM PDT

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      •  Once you get in the system (0+ / 0-)

        the care is great.It's getting in through the BS that is difficult.

        When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. George Carlin

        by Zwoof on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 06:02:40 AM PDT

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