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Albany veteran receives good news from Veteran Health Administration

Willie Ross, Veteran Willie Ross, Veteran
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany veteran who went started a hunger strike against the Veterans Health Administration 48 hours ago is now eating.
Vietnam Vet Willie Ross says he got good news Friday after three and a half years of complaining about poor health care and service from the V.A.
He says he got a call from V.A Officials in Atlanta this afternoon who gave a better insurance claim and promised to pay hospice, deliver medicine on time, and a provide vehicle to help haul his wheelchair.

"Everything went great,” said Willie Ross, Veteran. “It's ashamed I had to go on a hunger strike to get this and any veteran who needs help they welcome to stop by and I'll help them with their claims and everything."  

Ross says WALB’s stories about his fight helped push the V.A to act.

He says he'll put an office inside his house to help other veterans and he plans to have a victory party.

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