Tag Archives: VA Medical Care

2017 VA Co-payment requirement chart

This fact sheet (January 2017) and includes Camp Lejeune diseases in Priority 6. Annual income limits for heath care benefits and prescriptions are based on Priority Groups.  See link to income limits below.  Click images to read. Go to this … Continue reading

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Feb. 1: Veterans Affairs Secretary Confirmation Hearing

“Pending Nomination of David J. Shulkin, M.D., Nominee to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs” Tomorrow on C-SPAN  Will Air: Feb 01, 2017 | 2:30 pm EST | C-SPAN.org Update 2/7/17 from Military.com (Link): “Members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee … Continue reading

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It’s one thing to recite 38 CFR to me and tell me what some arcane VA manual said about how to rate _____________ and under what circumstances and how the regulation has percolated down to us in the ensuing forty six … Continue reading

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I just hate to wake up early to catch up on the news and find this in my in-box. Thank you John Giovenco for this one. You inadvertently also provided me with another article just below it that made my … Continue reading

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From the halls of 810 Yellow Brick Avenue NW and indeed, from NOVA itself, we are being told in no uncertain terms that Donbo has tapped Toby Cosgrove for the job. Great. Hire a 75-year-old doctor as an administrator. Is … Continue reading

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Found this great article in the NOVA monthly newsletter. The similarities between the two illnesses (PTSD and TBI)is so remarkable that VA admits they often cannot discern between the two. Ruh-oh, Rorge. Pyramiding is forbidden so make sure your nexus … 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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