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Vets Choice Teasing Veteran About A New Leg

Notorious Kelly
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Read about this veteran in the paper:

"After waiting one year for a total knee replacement, I received a card in the mail from Veterans Choice. This card indicated that I may qualify for outside care for my issue because of my wait time...

My question is this: Why would they put me through the whole process with a civilian if they had no intention of allowing this to happen? Now it appears that I will get stuck with the billing from the civilian doctor. When will this incompetence cease? What are my options? I am literally on my last leg, and at my wits end"



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I think with the veterans choice card 100% of costs are covered by VA, but it's a new program who knows for sure.

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Sorry to hear of your troubles bud. I have been waiting for a Year to have R Shoulder and L Knee surgery too bud. As bad as I wanted to use the Choice card I thru it away immediately. Good Luck

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I would imagine alot of VA funding will be " legitimized " due to an expensive surgery. With the VA crying abt being so swamped, why wouldnt they love the asssistance from outside doctors?

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they can cry all they want. If the VA cannot provide prompt courteous and effective treatment then yes they should provide benefits via outside methods. The reason I think they put us through it is because of the regulations and law mandates. Then its the same process all over again. Just like claims it is just deny deny deny. Or my favorite is deniability. " I've never heard of such program through the VA" Speaking for myself I am tired of all the excuses and go in betweens we as Veterans have to go through just to get prompt and effective care. Too many promises too many band aid fixes. We need results as veterans, prompt, effective, courteous, responsible care, if it can't be afforded through the VA then let Veterans and their qualified dependents get the care they seek through appropriated programs and channels.

With the program I imagine they, VA, are just c.y.a'n and state that they afforded you the opportunity through their system. It should be through a local provider not one that is further away. JMO

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As soon as I saw the words + TEMPORARY PROGRAM" on the veterans choice card, I knew it was a scam., what provider in thier right mind would accept a card that says. that.. Kind of like a temporary checkbook. Its a big red flag.

That is like a large company like roto rooster plumbing co... coming up to me, and im a small business, independant plumbing company, and one of thier customers comes in my office and says look, my toilet is stopped up. Roto rooster is too busy. BUT they said they might pay you, if you come fix my toilet. Yes it is a temporary program, because thier customers are peaved at the service they have been getting, that they already paid for in a SERVICE CONTRACT/

I would like you mr independant contractor to fix it for me, then call and beg Roto rooster for payment

What do you think I would tell them... NO WAY/


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