Outrageous VA Tells Iraq War Vet: 'We're Not Accepting New Patients'
An Iraq War veteran said that he was turned away from two VA clinics, even being told at one facility that they were not "accepting new patients."
Chris Dorsey served as a cavalry scout from 2001 to 2005. The former Army specialist said that he was first turned away from the VA clinic in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
After being turned away once, Dorsey felt the need to record his next experience at a new clinic.
The veteran went to the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Oakwood, Georgia to try and seek counseling for his PTSD.
On his video recording, Dorsey can be heard speaking to a representative at the check-in counter, requesting 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 can be heard stating.
"I had already had another issue with another facility. Some people just didn't believe my story, didn't believe the VA would tell a veteran that. So I decided to flip my phone on and lo and behold, I was told again that they weren't accepting new patients," Dorsey said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" today.
Dorsey said VA Chief of Staff Rob Nabors has reached out to him and is trying to help resolve his issue.
"The treatment that I'm getting now is the treatment that all veterans deserve and should get right off the rip," Dorsey stated.
"Less than one percent of the citizens of this nation stand up and take the oath to defend the Constitution and our American way of life," he added. "If our government can't take care of that one percent and give us the treatment we deserve, how are the American people to believe that they can take care of any issue that this nation faces?"
Watch the interview above.