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Veteran fears national VA problems are here in Kentucky


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Dan Griffiths is a Vietnam veteran. He believes much of his current ailments stem from exposure to Agent Orange.
Throughout the years, he's visited the Lexington VA Medical Center for treatment.

On a national level, veteran's affairs hospital have been under fire after multiple allegations that officials have covered up reports of veterans waiting for months for health care. Those delays may have led to dozens of death.

Dan Griffiths is a Vietnam veteran. He believes much of his current ailments stem from exposure to Agent Orange.
Throughout the years, he's visited the Lexington VA Medical Center for treatment.

On a national level, veteran's affairs hospital have been under fire after multiple allegations that officials have covered up reports of veterans waiting for months for health care. Those delays may have led to dozens of death.

Here in Kentucky, Griffiths said he sees the concerns voiced on a national level here in Lexington. Griffiths said, "In my perception, the system doesn't have the resources that it needs to be able to provide the care that they're called to do."

He's said he's seen the delays here first hand. "At the end of January, I started having mobility problems," Griffiths said. Appointments to Lexington's VA Medical Center were difficult to schedule, he said. Months later, he found out he had most likely suffered a stroke. He said he knows his medical concerns are small compared to some, but said, if he's having delays, he's sure others are, as well.

"It's scary to think anywhere people have to wait so long with critical conditions," Griffiths said.


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