"We have a VA hospital back home in St. Louis. Like many of our colleagues, we hear continued concerns about the access and the service. I have seen a statistic that more than 60,000 veterans today are waiting more than 6 months for an appointment at a VA hospital"
- Russ Carnahan
About this Quote
This quote by Russ Carnahan speaks with the problems that numerous veterans face when attempting to gain access to care at a VA health center. The VA health center in St. Louis is no exception, as much of Carnahan's colleagues have revealed concerns about the gain access to and service they get. Carnahan has seen a statistic that more than 60,000 veterans are currently waiting more than 6 months for an appointment at a VA healthcare facility. This is a concerning statistic, as it reveals that veterans are not receiving the timely care they require and are worthy of. It is clear that more requirements to be done to guarantee that veterans have access to the care they require in a timely manner.
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