As a veteran and a chaplain, Charles James works to help returning service members. But he worries how the healthcare system will handle the influx of new veterans.
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Charles James Missouri Army, 5 Years My left leg hurts, back, I have got aching arms and Diabetes, I have got about 60 diseases. His Healthcare Costs: Well, I don't know how to put it, because I have worked for a comeback, I had insurance and then no insurance, then I went to the VA when the costs of medicine got so expensive. So I am using the VA's medicine and hopefully if I get to be 65, then I will go back. So many of the places had no -- with your no insurance, no hospitalization, you can use that, and it's usually in the medicine. Influx of Veterans Coming into the Healthcare System: There are so many coming back that I am not able to help everybody. They do it real well but everybody is waiting in the line, and that's hard to do, we try to take the sick first. Changes He Wants to See: Then the whole funding for the VA which would help them and the other thing that would really be nice is that you would have main brand medicine to the soldiers and men that need it in their families.

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