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Change is needed at veterans clinic

To the Times of Ti: The time has come for the Veterans Administration to change the rules and procedures of veterans clinics around the country, especially the clinic in Elizabethtown. I have been a patient at that clinic for over 50 years and have never been treated so poorly as I was last week. I went to the clinic without an appointment as I was violently ill from medication they prescribed to me. I told them I was sick and needed help and all they would say to me was that I needed an appointment to be seen and they couldnt help me. What kind of ethics are those? Nobody can plan when they are going to be sick and most veterans go to clinics because it is covered health care. Medicare does not pay well and most cannot afford out of pocket expenses. Veterans should be shown more respect than I was. We served our country and only ask for good health care, something which I did not receive last week. I was treated with no regard or respect, only turned away. I may be 85 years of age, but I have all my faculties and am of sharp mind. I dont like being taken for a fool or a crazy old man. I try not to bother people and this time I didnt the VA bothered me! Its time for legislative change where the VA clinic is concerned. Theodore McConley
Mineville

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