The Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center got an invited earful from veterans about their care. The hospital hosted a town hall on Thursday.
The first question at a town hall-style meeting in the basement of the V.A. came from Navy veteran Bob Stewart. It was not in high praise of the V.A.
Stewart was denied coverage for surgery on his knee, so he had to pay out of pocket at a private hospital.
"I could afford to do that. There are so many veterans out there that can’t afford to do things like that. And something needs to be done about it," he said.