Veteran gets appointment pushed up months earlier after VA sees In Focus story

Veteran gets appointment moved up

BALTIMORE, - Edward Jolson, 83, has been seeing his primary care physician within the VA Maryland for a decade. When the Army veteran tried to get an appointment, he was told the first available date would be September 10 .

The VA Maryland says for existing patients, wait times shouldn't be an issue. They said the average wait time for veterans in the system should be around two weeks .

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After our In Focus story aired on Monday, the VA was able to move his appointment up to next week.

Jolson's daughter, Robyn, tells ABC2 investigators that the head of the VA Loch Raven facility saw the story on In Focus and found the earlier appointment. She says the VA was extremely apologetic and reassured her that this is not how they treat their veterans.



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