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Isle veterans air grievances to VA

Complaints with health care include lack of staff, costs and unsympathetic officials

By Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 20, 2014

~~<p>High-ranking U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials from Washington, D.C., and Hawaii on Monday heard directly from island veterans about their long list of frustrations that include delays and the high cost of getting VA medical treatment on Oahu.</p>
<p>Seven VA officials &mdash; all wearing dark business suits and, in one case, a dress Army uniform &mdash; sat in the audience at the Oahu Veterans Center in Foster Village as Fred Ruge of the Maui Veterans Council said the VA &quot;has to treat Hawaii differently. They don't appreciate these small islands.&quot;</p>
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High-ranking U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials from Washington, D.C., and Hawaii on Monday heard directly from island veterans about their long list of frustrations that include delays and the high cost of getting VA medical treatment on Oahu.

Seven VA officials — all wearing dark business suits and, in one case, a dress Army uniform — sat in the audience at the Oahu Veterans Center in Foster Village as Fred Ruge of the Maui Veterans Council said the VA "has to treat Hawaii differently. They don't appreciate these small islands." Login for more...



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