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usdart last won the day on April 3 2014

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About usdart

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    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class
  • Birthday 05/15/1951

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    WA
  • Interests
    Motorcycles/Fishing

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  • Service Connected Disability
    100%
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    Motorcycles/ Fishing/ Beer

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  1. Viet Nam 1970, A battery 2/35 artillery So it has been a couple years since my 100% award and I have a few problems that I did not expect. I am covered by my employer at a cost of $753 a month solely that my wife has health ins too. I am retired and over65 and now also have Medicare etc. so I am triple insured? Yes None of the Docs here will take VA as insurance. nether will the Hospitals. The VA here cannot even stitch up a cut finger. All they do is blood work and psych stuff. The Doctor simply refers you to a local Doc or Hospital and there I am told they do NOT accept VA as insurance. So why would I keep the VA as my Health provider? It is also over a 1/4 mile walk to get into the Federal Building and this is not possible for me. Where or what can we do to report the Hospitals and Doctors for not accepting Veterans with VA Cards? I am over 60 miles from a VA facility that does actual Sick calls and more than refferals.
  2. usdart

    Glasses

    I did send them a complaint as well as the IG.
  3. usdart

    Glasses

    Drove 120 miles for eye exam and a month later new glasses came..not a ble to use. Contacted VA and they called ny wife and said they will send a new left lense they got wrong. I should take it to Costco to get it replaced. Here is my reply; This is my reply to the VA for my galasses they screwed up and sent to me. What the hell? Recieved a call today that my left lense is wrong and that a new lense will be shipped to me and that Costco would change This is unacceptable, it is NOT Costco's job to fix the VA mistakes. I drove 120 miles for this exam and glasses as required by the VA. The very least they can do is their job and send me glasses thart fit my prescription. I can't see well so this is not perfect, please forgive me.
  4. I wrote the IG office and am waiting for a response. I think we need a higher authority because there must be other Vets with similar issues and we may help bring it to the list of complaints. We can only hope they really do care.
  5. So, The Patient Advocate answered my question this way... ' You can write a letter to the VA in Walla Walla'. Problem is, that is where she IS. No such thing as a Patient Advocate at the VA in my opinion.
  6. I guess we will see if the Patient Advocate program is any good. I have the private Doctors Report and I am sure he would help me if I need more info.
  7. I wrote the Patient Advocate about my dilemma and asked for help and guidance.
  8. It is called "efferent" or at least that's what it sounds like. I think I will contact Myhealthevet via secure messaging and ask them to tell me why I cannot get it. Then I can go back to my Private Doc and ask him to write the reasons I have to have it and go from there.
  9. After my Heart attack a Stent was put in to help a 100% blockage. I went to the VA afterwards to discuss all this with my Healthcare team. We went over the new Meds I will need and all went well except for the blood thinner that I was told I MUST continue to keep the platelets from sticking to the Stent. My VA doc says he does not prescribe that med. It costs like $340.00 a month and I have to have it. Now what do I do? Can I ask for a review or something?
  10. What is AO and IHD? I am 100% total and permanent now. Does not 100% mean I get free care for anything at all. Do I have to be rated if I lets say, break a leg?
  11. Last Thursday afternoon I had a Heart attack at Target ( I did not know it then). Friday morning I went to the ER with chest pains etc. They were non believing until while connected to the EKG machine I had another "event". All of a sudden I was surrounded by cute young girls and whisked away to Surgery. I had a 100% blockage which they fixed with a STENT ( I think that spells it). Came home on Monday AM. Everything happened so fast I had no time to notify anyone. I feel much better now, with NO pain or side effects at all. Question; Why did the VA not catch this? I complained for years about my left arm and shortness of breath. They never did an EKG, or Sonogram or anything to check it out. My BP was ALWAYS 250/189 or near that. Now it stays around 150/80 I wonder why...
  12. I guess I am too stupid to figure this out. I start reading and it becomes clear as mud to me. Can ANYONE answer with a yes or no? Or is this on a case by case type thing? In my case 30 years at 10%.......... recently 100% PTSD and 30% Sinusitus and 10% Tinitus.
  13. Does the clock re-set when your percentage increases? In other words I had been 10% for over 30 years and as of this year was increased to 100%.
  14. Yes, I am P&T The Champva forms askes about other insurance which I DO Have now but I want to cancel. Should I tell them I do not have Insurance now even though I have not cancelled it yet/
  15. I am rated 100% for PTSD and recently retired at 63. My wife is 62 and we are both on Social Security now that I have retired. I am purchasing Health Insurance through my previous employer for $761.00 a month just so I can cover my wife. They will not JUST cover her, I must be on the plan too. This is through KPS Health plans. Seems awfully high to me. Questions; Is there a better way (cheaper) to cover my spouse only? If so, where and how do I begin the process?
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