Category Archives: Medicare for VETS

BROKEN SNOWFLAKES DAY CARE FOR VETS

As most know by now, PEOTUS Trump has anointed David Shulkin to the post. Shulkin is McDonald’s #2 in charge of Medical or VHA as they acronymize it. This is the equal rank of the Undersecretary for Benefits over at … Continue reading

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Draft bill: “Caring for our Heroes in the 21st Century Act”

News from Frank (VT) to consider:  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) is working on a bill that contains many VA healthcare restructuring proposals.  She wants feedback on the 58-page discussion draft (LINK). “With this draft legislation, my goal is for … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Medicare for VETS, non-va care, Uncategorized, VA Health Care, VSOs | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

First non-VA care denial letter received

Although there is no mention of the Veterans’ Choice program in my husband’s recent non-VA care denial letter, our “geographical hardship” plea fell on deaf ears at the White River Junction VHA.  They received a pulmonary consult and treatment request … Continue reading

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Will using the VA’s Choice Program wreck your credit?

It very well might according to the VA itself.   The VA wants my husband to drive about 200 miles round-trip for an x-ray and pulmonary appointment.  I called to see if the VA Choice Program (LINK) or non-VA care … Continue reading

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Today’s trip to a non-VA ER

Walking the beagle led to a nasty fall on snowy concrete for my old Marine this afternoon. He entered the apartment (cussing at himself) with blood streaming out of his nose, cuts on his hand and a knee screaming “pain, … Continue reading

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How many of the 250,000 “other-than-honorable discharges” in the Vietnam-era were due to PTSD?

In an article (9/4/14) Washington Post reporter Dan Lamothe provides an   overview of Sec. Hagel’s medical guidance on PTSD and less than honorable discharges. He provides this background information:  “The lawsuit said 250,000 Vietnam-era veterans received other-than-honorable discharges, and that 80,000 of … Continue reading

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Arizona Veteran receiving non-VA emergency care screwed by private hospital and the VA

When a veteran is enrolled in VA, and Medicare (original or Medicare Advantage), and then is rushed to a non-VA hospital in an emergency (as advised by the VA), what is supposed to happen? Is he responsible for the portion … Continue reading

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