Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues – Rocky Mount Telegram

CHARLOTTE — The scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve with Robert McCauley.

The 67-year-old retired sergeant says his friends have complained over the years about the long wait to see VA doctors.

So the Cary, North Carolina, veteran listened carefully Tuesday when President Barack Obama addressed the VA’s problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte.

The president defended his administration’s response to lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded that more must be done to regain their trust.

Afterward, McCauley said he was more optimistic. (Source: Read more)