Your Turn: Your Feedback On VA Scandal, Medical Marijuana & Ticks

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned last week after a scathing report showed the VA has a "systemic" problem with clinics lying about patient wait times. Reaction was mixed among vets who receive care locally:

 

I have been seen at the Watertown VA on several occasions and have NO complaints. They are very efficient, friendly and professional.

Mark Neukirch


The Watertown clinic should be audited.  Last fall, I should have seen my doctor in September.  For some "unknown reason," my appt. was never scheduled so I never got in until November.

Name Withheld


I have had to deal with the delayed appointment issue of having to wait a month or two to see my primary care provider. I have had a whole litany of issues with the VA...from them lying about appointments to incorrectly billing me for prescriptions.

Doug Schmidt



The state Assembly passed legislation to allow the use of medical marijuana and the state Senate may pass some version of it:

 

There is no reason at all to fight the legalization other than ignorance and stupidity.

Rob Davis


Mixed feelings on this. If it helps those that TRULY need it, then, yeah, it's a good thing.  I'm not fond of the idea of the idea of a bunch stoners abusing the system.

Jim Priest


Now that warmer weather is here, health officials are urging caution as the tick season moves forward. Ticks can cause chronic health conditions including Lyme disease:

 

I got Lyme Disease last year from a tick. I still don't feel like myself even after 2 doses of antibiotics.

Dale Matthews


Last summer my 6 year old got Lyme disease. It was miserable for her.  She was sick for more than 2 months.

Amber Murrell Rogers
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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