Category Archives: Reductions in rating

VA SMC (t)– YOU’VE LOST THAT GIVING FEELING

The other day I read a front page story written by Tacoma News Tribune military writer Adam Ashton. The article is superb in what it conveys but lacks the linkage the two Veterans’ wives were so desperately looking for. Both … Continue reading

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CAVC-KINDER V. McDONALD–ACTUAL IMPROVEMENT OF FUNCTIONING IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Hoo, boy. You read that and you get the heebie jeebies thinking this is a foray into VR&E ILP Law. Sad to say, we need a good opinion on that subject and none on the horizon except mine in the BVA … Continue reading

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CAVC–PAZ V McDONALD–IMPLICITLY MAKING A FINDING

I love reversals. Where Meg Bartley is concerned, they are delicious and well-thought out. So, too, is this vignette of Mr. Santiago Paz and his incredible bad luck with VA. In my next incarnation I shall write a book for … Continue reading

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VHA– HARVONI HAS ARRIVED

Just in time for the almost-gone  stage 4 (Metavir) Heppers of my era, the VA is apparently snapping up Harvoni at $867 a pill. That’s down from the official price charged Multicare and Franciscan of $1187.00 each. The best news … Continue reading

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CAVC–MEKUS V. SHINSEKI–THROWING OUT THE RED FLAG

As many times as I write about VA law, I get the biggest bang out of reversals. Which Judge is often interesting in an effort to see who might have become more liberal towards our cause. We have come to … Continue reading

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