Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Veterans - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Dominic Mancuso's Editorial: Veterans

How our government treats the men and women who have put their lives on the line is shameful.

Ohio has nearly 900,000 veterans and it can be argued that illegal immigrants get better health care.

While the VA investigations have been made in other states, make no mistake about it, vets here in northeast Ohio also say that they are denied medical treatment.

Ohio congressman Bob Latta held public hearings last week in the Toledo area. He heard story after story from vets who have had to wait five to ten years for their appeals to be heard.  This is unacceptable. We hope that the VA doesn't take a band aid approach.

In a city with world-class healthcare, we call on the VA to expedite the backlog by allowing veterans to seek medical care at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital or Metro Hospital.

It's time we get our priorities straight and treat these brave citizens with honor and respect.

I'm Dominic Mancuso and that's how we see it.

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