Gov’t health care: Veteran turned away at VA, ‘We’re not accepting new patients’
Remember, this is the single-payer, government-run healthcare that progressive liberals want for the United States.
From USA Today:
Iraq war veteran Chris Dorsey figured that no one would believe he had been turned away from a U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs clinic when he sought an appointment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
So when he went on Tuesday to another facility, the VA Oakwood, Georgia, Community Based Outpatient Clinic, he flipped on his smartphone camera.
On the video, Dorsey is heard waiting patiently in line for more than 5 minutes. When he reaches the check-in counter, he informs the desk he needs a transfer from the Athens, Georgia, VA system and an appointment.
“We’re not accepting any new patients — not this clinic,” the VA employee behind the desk says, without providing any extra information, assistance or guidance for treatment.
According to Dorsey, his previous experience– getting turned away at the VA clinic in Lawrenceville, Ga.,–prompted him to bring his camera to the Oakwood facility.
“I told my family about this stuff happening and they’ve said, ‘You are crazy, no one would do that.’ Well, the video explains it,” Dorsey said after posting the video on Facebook and Youtube.
Just like last week, doing my tempo run on Wednesday night was logistically better than Thursday morning. That means shorter rest from the Tuesday morning track session, but I have to be at work early tomorrow and I’m running a race on Saturday.
So after a tiring day, I’m belting out 6 tempo miles around 5:30pm. Pretty crazy that I can run at that time of day on July 1st, but it was cold enough to actually need a shirt with sleeves instead of my usual tank. This mild summer is a bit of a bummer, but it’s great for marathon training!
Last week I ran this erratically and too far under target pace (6:20/mi). Today I was really focused on finding the right effort level. Something that maybe, possibly, somehow, in the distant future might feel comfortable enough to maintain for 26.2 miles.
Much, much better today. However, my pace was ever so slowly falling apart. Really feeling it in the hamstrings. Not sure how much longer I would have held it together.
So while I was on target, the daunting thoughts of running this for a marathon are already creeping in. Yeah, I have several more weeks of training ahead of me and I’ll be well tapered by race day. Just trying to push it out of my mind for now and trust the program. Hopefully the changes I’ve put in place to the Hansons advanced plan will get me there.