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I am a 100% disabled veteran on Aid & Attenance, non service connected, recieve VA benefits. I was on Medicaid 6 or 7 years prior to going on VA benefits. I have a problem though, I live in Panama City Florida and their is no VA hospital near me in case I need to see a Doctor, I thought the VA would pay any Doctor you saw but that is not the case. There is a small VA outpatient clinic about 25 miles from where I am and my assigned VA Hospital is in Biloxi, Miss. I need some kind of insurance to see a Doctor locally in emergency, no dental, eye glasses or hospital stays. I had a Brain operation about 20 years ago that left me a few fries shy of a happy meal, no head problems since. I can't drive, see funny, double vision, hard to walk, talk. Would it be possible to get on medicaid or medicare just to pay for Doctor visits, I would be willing to pay if it was not to much. I would still keep my VA benefits for everything else, thank you. Where should I go for insurance to see local Doctor and emergency room?, thanks.

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The only avenue you have would be to qualify for Social Security disability or regular SSA , Mesdicare part B and a supplament plan to cover the remainding 20 percent or part F.

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If I was you and I was going to be depending on the VA for most of my medical care I would move very close to a VA hospital. I tell you why because our governor is going to sock it to medicade patients. You would have to pay for medicare which is over 100 bucks a month now. You have to qualify for SSD first. If you have not worked in the last ten years you may not qualify for SSD. Were you on SSI before?

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SSD I think, have not worked in last 10 years, could not since 1994 and brain operation

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You should look into filing for SSD with the date you last worked as start date.

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