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June 2 & 9, 2014

Hosts: AnnMarie Walker & Chris Erbe
Excutive Producer: Ken McKinnon
Run Time: 15:07

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Published on Jun. 2, 2014

Estimated reading time is 0.5 min.

Views to date: 57

2 Comments

  1. Jerry BallardUSNRet June 9, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I am 50% disabled trying to get my 100% because of Service Connected Injuries but I have to deal with the Crappy service at the veterans administration in Oakland CA. Further I have read the veterans administration Core Values and they do not live by them Period.

    I am a veterans in Tulare CA and I have been denied access to my primary Care Doctor at the VA Outpatient clinic in Tulare Ca. Further When I filed a complaint with the Patient Advocate at VA Hospital Fresno CA, I received ZERO RESPONSE

    Further, Dr Martin Lauber at VA Hospital Fresno CA at a COMP and PENSION Exam Right out lied and Falsified my medical Records and neither VA Hospital Fresno or the regional office in Oakland will address that. Further Social Security used Dr Martin’s Report to deny me my Disability

    Oh But I can pay into social Security for 40 Years, and I can serve my Country for 20 and get Injured and then VA Screws me

    I have an Appeal well over 5 1/2 Years and I have not worked in three years, I have lower Back Pain, I have a sleeping Disorder, and multiple other issues and when I dial that
    1-800-827-1000 to ask about my claIm, I AM FED EXCUSES, AND RIGHT OUT LIES

    I am sick and tired of VA Telling me that you care about my Service and that you Thank me. NO YOU DON’T

    I WANT MY PROBLEM RESOLVED AND I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE ABUSED AND DENIED ACCESS TO MY DOCTOR LIKE THOSE IN PHOENIX AZ WHO ARE NOW DEAD

    Jerry Ballard USNRet (559) 303-0142

  2. Dan Flynn June 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Could someone who produces this tell me exactly why you do it? You receive anywhere from 600 – 1400 hits on the video. That is a pretty poor showing, considering most cat videos get tens of thousand of hits.

    Your production is amateurish, and to tell you the truth, I am embarrassed for the participants. I also doubt the cost is worth whatever results you could possibly achieve. Please email a response. Thank you.

    PS. Failing a response, I will file a FOIA request and distribute my request amongst my congressional representatives.

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