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Those responsible must be held accountable

By U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 15, 2014

~~<p>Imagine if your son or daughter, or your brother or sister, was sick or injured, and needed urgent care, but couldn't see a doctor for three months, six months, or more than a year. This scenario would be unacceptable to all of us.</p>
<p>Yet thousands of veterans, Hawaii's sons and daughters, across the state have been waiting for months just to see a doctor. After serving their nation honorably, they come home and are told to wait an average of 145 days to see a doctor for the first time. Many wait even longer.</p>
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Imagine if your son or daughter, or your brother or sister, was sick or injured, and needed urgent care, but couldn't see a doctor for three months, six months, or more than a year. This scenario would be unacceptable to all of us.

Yet thousands of veterans, Hawaii's sons and daughters, across the state have been waiting for months just to see a doctor. After serving their nation honorably, they come home and are told to wait an average of 145 days to see a doctor for the first time. Many wait even longer. Login for more...



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