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New VA clinic coming to town.

Discussion in 'Veterans' started by PAPA G, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/ne...cle_334b57c2-a79b-11e6-abac-639938c36915.html

    A bigger facility with more options. Our current clinic just monitors our condition, though the doctor can treat things like a local GP doctor. Serious stuff and the veterans has to go to Lexington.

    But I worry, the new clinic will reguire more doctors specialists and aides. The VA cannot keep a doctor on staff. They do a few months and are gone. Unless something also changes besides a new clinic!
     
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  2. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Sounds like a funding problem. Good staff needs to be paid.
     
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  3. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    Remember the movie Article 99?
     
  4. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Or the VA won't meet a doctors salary needs! It sure does suck!
     
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  5. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    No...never saw it. this is the first I have heard about it!
     
  6. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    Movie about cost cutting measures at VA, Was ou mnay years ago. I have it in VHS. It came out in 1992. Check it out on You Tube broadcast yourself, trailer.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  7. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Well its been 8 months since the ground breaking and no construction going on at the site! I never found a date for the building to begin.
     
  8. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    As they say in literary circles, "this bodes ill"!
    I have seen properties here cleaned off, ready to build..... and years go by before somebody actually builds on it.
     
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  9. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

    The time has come to contact your Representative and your Senators, by mail and by phone, and politely ask them to make inquiries as to when the VA plans to break ground, and why the work has not yet begun. Then take what you learn to whichever news station or newspaper in Somerset has a good investigative team and let them go public with it.

    If it's a matter of the VA does not have the money, let them explain why they have no money. If the money was diverted to another project, the VA needs to be compelled to explain why it was diverted and where to, and when the VA intends to start building. If it is a zoning or permits issue, that needs to be made public too.

    Sometimes you need to prod the Establishment to get things moving. And it does not hurt to remind the Representatives and Senators that they work for us, not the other way around.
     
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