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We hear stories – both good and bad – from people all across the country about their experiences with the VA. As Concerned Veterans for America continues working to open up more health care options for more veterans, preserve accountability at the VA, hold lawmakers and leaders accountable, your story can play a critical role in delivering better policies and outcomes for veterans everywhere.

If you’re a veteran or a military family member, we want you to share your story. Fill out a Share Your Story form, post on the Concerned Veterans for America Facebook page, or tweet @ConcernedVets using #MyVAStory.

VETERANS SHARE THEIR STORIES

EXPLORE THE MAP TO HEAR FROM VETS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

TESTIMONIALS

 

William,

Navy Veteran

NORTH CAROLINA

The VA is not paying the doctor, so they will not see me.

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Kelly,

Army Veteran

MONTANA

The war is over for us...yet we are dying fighting for some quality of life. Our government is ok with this it seems.

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Paul,

Army Veteran

NORTH CAROLINA

I'm rushed in, the doctor just has time to check my labs and medication. He no longer has a stethoscope or hardly even looks at me. I feel that I am bothering if I ask questions or complain of any ailments. Then I wait another year for my next twenty minutes.

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Lawrence,

Air Force Veteran

FLORIDA

Three years ago I tried to get just a simple eye exam. I submitted the paperwork at a VA facility. 10 days later I received a letter from the VA office telling me that I made too much money and didn't qualify for assistance. I'm done with the VA.

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Susan,

Army Veteran

CALIFORNIA

I have dealt with unbelievable malpractice at my local VA. All offices refuse to speak to me; I cannot get service for health issues either.

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Michael,

Navy Veteran

GEORGIA

I hurt my hip and my shoulder in August. I have been to my doctor three times. He said all he can do is put me on a waiting list for MRI with pain meds for five days only. My appointment to see PT is Oct 31st. I am in pain now! Something has to change.

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Robert,

Navy Veteran

NORTH CAROLINA

All I want now is the Veterans Administration to own up to my reality of the damage they did to me and give me a 100% rating so that my wife and I can start living a better life than the struggle we’ve had to go through since 2008.

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Gabriella,

Navy Veteran

OREGON

If we the people don't come together as ONE to fix the VA and our mistreated veterans, we will never fix the VA and the care of veterans who protect the principles of our oath in the Constitution, which protects us all.

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Pat,

Army Veteran

FLORIDA

My VA isn't always perfect, but it certainly saved my life and the life of many of my friends.

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Larry,

Navy Veteran

ARIZONA

I am rated at 100% and I go to my local VA. I receive great care and have not had to wait for my appointments. Always under 30 days for me.

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Clayton,

Air Force Veteran

SOUTH DAKOTA

In the long run everything worked out okay -- but I have to believe if I were able to go to a local urgent care clinic it may have saved the VA money and have gotten me care quicker. I have heard a lot of horror stories about the VA, but I am okay with it and I do feel like the people that work there are wonderful. I wonder about the upper level administration though.

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Maybell,

Air Force Veteran

TEXAS

My carpal tunnel is getting worse and Tricare won't help "because the problem was turned over to the VA." So I can't get to the VA, the Tricare Dr. won't help, and the numbness in my left shoulder and arm is getting worse. This is how veterans are being treated!

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