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    Iíve had mostly good care at the Portland VA. My primary care is good and Iíve had nurses from primary care call me after surgery to see how I was doing.

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    Sorry brother...reading this sticks in my craw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flenna View Post
    Good luck there. My father (decorated, retired VN veteran Marine) was recently diagnosed with Alzheimerís. Everyone we talked to at the VA gave me and my sister the run around and their website was no help. I called his Congressman (a Repube and a veteran) for help and got ghosted. I called the local VFW and a vet sitting at the bar told me to call the local Amvets and gave me a name and number. The Amvets have a clinic every Thursday with professional advocates to get things done. They got my Dad enrolled with the VA and his disability approved.
    Was disappointed to read this. I have known 3 Marines that were struck down with ALS and 1 with terminal cancer. IME(their) experience the VA did a great job with "terminal/end of life care". I've given the VA a pass on the failings I have experienced because they took good care of my friends at the end.

    Edited because my venting doesn't help the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utahjeepr View Post
    I cannot get the. VA to issue me a set of hearing aids.

    I have an appointment today to get my VA issued "ears" reconfigured. The hearing aids I have (due to gunfire, explosions and jet engines) are horrible. However, much like yourself, the VA rated me at ZERO percent and said the reason I have hearing loss / damage is because of my service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averageman View Post
    You get the Bums rush at the VA?
    I show up 15 minutes early to wait 45 minutes to see a Nurse Practitioner who No Shows me and pushes me off on someone she's "Training".
    I had both of them walk past me two times as I waited, no "Sorry We're Late" or "We will be awhile."
    I got pushed off to the Nurse Pratitioner in Training and said, "No I want to see my Doctor" and it all went down hill from there.
    She didn't want to see the Blood Pressure records I have kept for two months, She just wanted me out of there.
    I had the exact thing happen to me a few weeks back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Averageman View Post
    One of my Troops gave me the HQ's VA DC Complaint number.

    Anyone need it contact me.
    PM sent

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    There are plenty of good people Iíve seen in the VA system. The system doesnít have the culture or incentive to get rid of the terrible ones.

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    Real question and not trolling......

    Why would anyone that retired from the MIL not use TriCare and use the VA? I would not even think of going to the VA for any reason at all, none what so ever.
    In no way do I make any money from anyone related to the firearms industry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by docsherm View Post
    Real question and not trolling......

    Why would anyone that retired from the MIL not use TriCare and use the VA? I would not even think of going to the VA for any reason at all, none what so ever.
    Because I'm 62 and have to transition off of TriCare and on to something else at 65.
    Thought I would give the VA a try.
    The quality of your care is directly related to who's providing the care. When individuals become more important than the system, it's time for them to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docsherm View Post
    Real question and not trolling......

    Why would anyone that retired from the MIL not use TriCare and use the VA? I would not even think of going to the VA for any reason at all, none what so ever.
    Tricareís not spotless either. In classic insurance fashion, theyíve made an art of claiming its not their turn to pay the bill until all parties are so tired of seeing the bill get kicked back that someone: a) writes it off b) pays out of pocket c) informs Tricare that theyíve retained an attorney

    Its why so many places, particularly pharmacies, donít accept Tricare.

    The VA does decent for primary care, though it seems to vary wildly from city to city, and provider to provider. Theyíve been known to hire, and retain, nurses that have no clue how to measure blood pressure properly, but they also might have a decent doc on the same team. Or an idiot doc and decent nurse. The more urgent or complex the problem is, the less likely I would be to recommend them.
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