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Press Conference to Address Veterans' Health Care

A group of Springfield veterans discuss their concerns with the health care proposals of Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Brett Moser reports.

In the upcoming Presidential election, many veterans say they feel their voices aren't being heard when it comes to health care.

The press conference, titled "The Road to American Health Care," is part of a national bus tour sponsored by the Service Employees International Union.

The organization contends Senator McCain's past voting record and plans as president indicates he supports privatizing veterans' health care.

Ed Janosik, a ninety year old World War Two veteran, will be one of the speakers at the event. Some veterans like Janosik say they believe Senator John McCain's plan doesn't suit the needs of recent veterans.

Crystal Benton, a spokesperson for the McCain campaign says that Senator John McCain's voting record has been supportive towards veterans' needs and the SEIU's bus tour is nothing but partisan politics.

Benton says McCain's plans for veteran's benefits include issuing a card to increase the quality and availability of the health care they receive.

I'm Brett Moser for KSMU News.