The government will never help McClellan vets because there's no money (in kickbacks or pork) to be made from us. We have no lobby and no one has any money to make off us--unless some ambitious law firm wants to make a mass action lawsuit of our cause. But that's not our only concern.
The people we entrust with our medical care also refuse to accept that the legitimate claims we are making are true. Who wants to believe that this country would stoop so low as to sweep tens if not hundreds of thousands of women and men under the rug after honorable service to their country? Surely that's not how things work in the United States. We're the "good guys" right? WRONG!
We seek medical care for the toxicity that has ravaged our bodies since our teens or early twenties--for the multi-system autoimmune disease which is the hallmark of the heavy Agent Orange and PCB exposure we endured--and are told we have "too many complaints" so we must "just be depressed." While I certainly agree that it becomes depressing to be sick and in endless grinding pain from sharp spurs of malformed bone digging into one's spinal cord and other nerves, what these alleged care givers always seem to forget is the order in which the events occurred.
FIRST came the toxins, then the physiological damage and then, much later, came the depression. Most people who are betrayed by the people they should be able to trust have a tendency to become a little despondent over years leading to decades of negligence and abandonment by their government and the for-profit medical establishment.
Given our only great sin was to serve our country, most of us at a time when it was damned unpopular to do so, certainly before all the "display the flag" (which was made in China) rah-rah "support the troops" (unless it increases our taxes by a few pennies a year) mania that exists today, it also tends to piss a person off!