“For them to have failed to incorporate this into their original plans makes me question a lot about what else is in the plan or isn’t in the plan,” Rep. Mike Coffman said.
Congressman Calls Decision Negligent
By Lance Hernandez, 7NEWS Reporter
POSTED: 11:11 pm MDT October 14, 2009
UPDATED: 12:17 am MDT October 15, 2009
DENVER -- When officials broke ground on the new $800 million VA Medical Center, many veterans assumed that a residential treatment center for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder would be built in the new hospital.
But several were surprised to learn this month that the hefty price tag does not include the PTSD treatment center.
“This is beyond comprehension,” said Rep. Mike Coffman, who is himself a veteran of the gulf war and of the war in Iraq.
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