Category Archives: non-va care

Medical enrollment dates

Just a few dates to note: Medicare Part D (and other Medicare plans):  Open enrollment started on October 15 and runs until Dec. 7.   Medicare says that very few people change their plans even if they will save money. … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and veterans

Based on news reports, governmental and community responses to Harvey have been robust so far (LINK).  There isn’t much space between Harvey and Irma, and although Jose may not become a hurricane, it’s still worrisome.  It is no exaggeration or … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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