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Veterans lose out, again

Spokane veterans get screwed again. The pre-election promise of a 24/7 urgent care clinic at Mann-Grandstaff in 2019 is now a “maybe” for 2020, depending on some IT miracle from Cerner Software.

An Oct. 2018 article in the Spokesman-Review detailed the problems already snarling testing and usage of the vaunted Cerner software elsewhere in the military (“Veterans Skeptical that $10 Billion Computer System Will Improve Service at VA”). So, while IT geniuses fiddle, vets will continue having to drag themselves or be ambulanced to emergency rooms all over town.

Hire doctors now and get the urgent care open 24/7; write on papyrus if need be, just get it done. But, oh wait - election’s over, so bye-bye and back to D.C. to count how many investigations can dance on the head of a pin … or on a pinhead.

Jackie McCowen-Rose



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