I’m a Vietnam veteran who has received treatment from the Veterans Affairs hospital at Togus since 2004. I have found the quality of care to be second to none.

Recently, I spent 20 minutes in the ER waiting room at Togus before being evaluated for what could have been a blood clot in my leg. The wait was short, the physician and nurses were concerned and very thorough and the vascular lab techs very effective in both skill and support.

I’ve heard reports about problems at other VA hospitals, and I feel confident that they’ll be corrected.

In my opinion, all health care for the general public should be delivered in as compassionate and competent a manner as I’ve received through the VA system. It is, after all, universal health care at its best, and should be available to all Americans, not just veterans, politicians and the wealthy.

Bill Lord

China Village

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