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Veterans benefits highlight list of topics raised at town hall meeting

Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:00 am

The subject of veterans benefits was the topic that kept coming up for discussion Saturday during a town hall meeting, with local lawmakers tackling the issue after a young veteran asked if someone could address and begin fixing what he described as a broken Veteran Affairs system.

State Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose; state Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango; and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, spoke at the meeting, while state Rep. Mark Waller, the House minority leader, was also present and took part in the discussion at the Holiday Inn Express.

Tipton was taking questions when the issue was raised and said he is well aware of the problem, noting that in some areas of rural Colorado, veterans are forced to drive hours over mountain passes and through inclement weather to see a VA doctor.

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