Local Veterans Want Change
Local Veterans expressed their personal issues to Congressman Dave Lobesack today at the Burlington Public Library. Lobesack said people serving, or who have served over seas is a topic he is very passionate about since he has a son and daughter-in-law who currently serve.
Nine veterans spoke about concerns they have, one main issue being health care. Rick Raliegh wanted to know why Veterans couldn’t go to a regular hospital if they wanted to…
“You’ve got guys that got drafted, killed, injured, lost limbs, and they come back and they have to sit in a clinic for a long period of time. They have to wait for certain people and I cannot believe that they dont have the right to go to any hospital [they want], and over anybody else really.”
Raliegh along with other veterans at the gathering this afternoon, want Lobesack to look into getting a clinic in our area.