Disabled veteran panhandling in Wilmington

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A disabled Vietnam veteran who is upset with the healthcare system has taken to the streets to survive.

Alfred Overstreet has cancer and had brain surgery, but said he does not get enough funding from Medicaid to survive.

He lives in a rest home and said he doesn't have much money to live on after his rent and prescriptions are paid.

Overstreet said he's unhappy with the current healthcare plan.

"I think it sucks. I really do," said Overstreet.  "They're not giving to medicare and medicaid people. They're taking, and it's wrong."

Overstreet collected $2 Tuesday and then headed home.

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