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Prisoners get hospital, veterans a different story
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

In today’s Manteca Bulletin (Jan. 6, 2012) there was quite an article regarding the new state hospital for prisoners (these are the people who break the law, not the ones who fight the wars) being built in Stockton. I think that’s great, now the prisoners will be able to get full medical care while the veterans of World War II (of which I am one) and all vets up to the present time have to go to Livermore just to get an eye exam or hearing test, anything more serious we have to travel to the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto.

The Veterans Administration, for the last 10 years or more has, sat on their dead butts trying to decide where to put the new veteran’s hospital. The Veterans Administration has had the money for the new hospital for the last 10 years or more and has done nothing about building the new one, last year the decision had been made to build the hospital in French Camp by the County hospital, to this date nothing has been done.

Thousands upon thousands of veterans have to travel hundreds of miles to get the help they need. Why? The veterans get nothing while the prisoners get a first-class hospital. Thanks for nothing, VA.

Harold Rundberg
Retired World War II Veteran
Jan. 9, 2012