Category Archives: non-va care

VA Emergency Care good news: Staab v Sec. Shulkin

Thanks to Frank’s helpful eyeballs, I have some good news to report about the veteran emergency care benefit that has been withheld since 2010. Sec. Shulkin has had a change of heart.  Last week he held that the Staab case … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, General Messages, Guest authors, Important CAVC/COVA Ruling, Inspirational Veterans, Lawyering Up, non-va care, Uncategorized, VA BACKLOG, VA Secretaries | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

DONBO-WHEREFORE ART THOU, DONBO?

Here we are on the dawn of Day 4 in the New World and Veterans everywhere are growing anxious. Six months ago, Presidential hopeful Trump announced a special place on the White House switch board for a real operator to answer … Continue reading

Posted in Food for thought, KP Veterans, Medical News, non-va care, VA Conspiracies, vA news, VA Secretaries, VARO Misfeasance, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Humor, KP Veterans, medical injections, Medical News, Medicare for VETS, non-va care, PTSD, Veterans Law, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Dear Vietnam Veterans, We can explain…

No Congress, CDC, VA, DoD, FDA you can’t explain away your decisions to keep veterans in the dark about how they might have acquired HCV during their military service.  No VBA judges, you can’t hide behind your rule books either … Continue reading

Posted in Food for the soul, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Risks (documented), hepatitis, medical injections, Medical News, non-va care, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

VA hospital ratings: focus on Hot Springs, SD (a Black Hills campus)

Frank emailed information to share here on a hot topic: VA hospital quality ratings. Frank’s advice for dual-eligible veterans –those who have options–is to be very selective about which services to get from the VA and which from private hospitals. … Continue reading

Posted in Complaints Department, Congressional Influence, Food for the soul, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, non-va care, Uncategorized, VA Conspiracies, VA Health Care, vA news | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Good WHO hepatitis poster

The World Health Organization and other non-American public health professionals are far more forthright about hepatitis information. Notice that unsafe injections and medical procedures are emphasized in this work. Of course, most laypeople have no way of knowing if they … Continue reading

Posted in Blood info, Complaints Department, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, hepatitis, medical injections, non-va care, VA Health Care, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Example of how vets are excluded from VA healthcare

Imagine the frustration a young self-employed veteran might feel when deciding to enroll in the relatively simple VA health care program, a benefit earned, rather than in an expensive complicated Obamacare marketplace place. He finds the VA’s Benefit Explorer tool … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, non-va care, Uncategorized, VA Health Care | Tagged | 4 Comments