Veterans care

Veterans dismayed over Bingham clinic’s closing

Posted Sept. 06, 2011, at 10:29 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 06, 2011, at 3:51 p.m.

The Portland Press Herald reports on the closing of the VA health clinic in Bingham.

“A mobile medical clinic for veterans that has been stationed in Bingham for two years is scheduled to shut down Oct. 1. The closure will force 400 military members from Somerset, Franklin and Piscataquis counties to get medical help at the far-away VA Maine Healthcare System in Togus, outside of Augusta, or the Bangor Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

‘From Bingham to Togus is 150 miles round trip, and if you don’t feel good it’s a long ways to go,” Bourque said. “I think the veterans deserve better.’”

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