Category Archives: Call Bob


Tattoo this number to the top of the keyboard for VA claims gratification. Just out on Ron Nesler’s VA Is Lying Facebook site, the accompanying email address is the equivalent of the ‘Call me Bob’ McDonald’s cell phone. Use it sparingly … Continue reading

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In an interesting twist, President-elect Trump’s transition team, flummoxed by recent refusals of top-dog choices for VA Secretary, have decided to dig down deeper in the barrel for ‘real’ experience. Beginning tomorrow, Trump’s transition team will begin interviews with several … Continue reading

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More troubles at Tomah VAMC (WI)

This time the fear concerns bloodborne pathogens which may have been spread by a dentist with very dirty work habits. The headline from USA Today:  VA dentist resigns after hundreds possibly infected (LINK). On Tuesday, Victoria Brahm, acting medical director at … Continue reading

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MITRE and RAND corporations on veterans’ health care

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The VA sponsors outside research conducted at the MITRE Corporation (LINK and overview, LINK). They, in turn, subcontract with other researchers like the RAND corporation.  RAND has a webpage (LINK) dedicated to opinion pieces, report downloads, and other information.  They were subcontracted … Continue reading

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The continuing inquiry of “How much is that Greenhouse in the Window?” is now reaching twenty days.  VR&E Seattle is silent as a church mouse. Last Friday, I received not one, but two calls from VA. A Ms. Kennedy in Seattle … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2016 comes at a time where our great Nation is roiled in extraordinary controversy. With respect to us Veterans and our Alma Mater, the DVA now finds itself armed with all manner of new legislation from Congress to root out dishonesty … Continue reading

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Important new CAVC ruling on emergency reimbursements 38 U.S.C. § 1725

My old Marine recently received emergency treatment (LINK) at a non-VA hospital.  He is enrolled in Medicare and VA health care. We want to know who is legally obligated to pay what portion of the bills when they start rolling in … Continue reading

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