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retiredat44

Is the whole VA medical and support system getting worse?

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Is the whole VA medical and support system getting worse? Is it just me,  or are other seeing the VA getting worse, with help, with medical, with claims, with services, the whole thing getting worse? Or am I just losing it, lost my patience, going mental.... as my medical care is getting worse, help is worse.....  support,,, the whole va thing getting worse.. or is it just the stress of the claims taking decades, and really bad health making me so jaded that I can no longer see the good side of the va? Everything is really going bad,, being sick doe snot help, with no chance of ever getting better.... but being told I cannot have another doctor, closer to my home, my care changed, and they changed the schedule , was suppose to do certain tests on me for several diseases, and they have stopped doing the tests unless I get very sick.. not before.. and claims taking many more years even many years after the bva hearing,, years going by...

is this with all vets, or just a few unlucky vets? The va keeps promising to fix this stuff, but it never gets better.... or is it just me?

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I do not think it is just you retiredat44.  I too am seeing an increase in times to get things done.  An NOD did not take two years previously.  That is what I am seeing.  As far as the care afforded I am seeing some positive lights.  I no longer have to travel three hours to a hospital to get specialist care, they are providing it near my home.  I will never fully trust the VA to do what is right though.  As far as your situation, being sick makes things look less bright.  Try your best to see something positive, be it family, or something else.  Try not to let the negative get you down.

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Vetquest,

A great thing to keep in mind:  "Try not to let the negative get you down."

22 hours ago, vetquest said:

I do not think it is just you retiredat44.  I too am seeing an increase in times to get things done.  An NOD did not take two years previously.  That is what I am seeing.  As far as the care afforded I am seeing some positive lights.  I no longer have to travel three hours to a hospital to get specialist care, they are providing it near my home.  I will never fully trust the VA to do what is right though.  As far as your situation, being sick makes things look less bright.  Try your best to see something positive, be it family, or something else.  Try not to let the negative get you down.

 

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I have been dealing with this VSO nightmare since the 1990's. Not counting the time when I left the USAF because of medical (and feel if I have been advised properly, I probably would have been medically discharged...) in the 1980's.

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