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    Around here the VA is sending a lot of us out to private doctors and footing the bill. Is that an option for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averageman View Post
    Andy;
    My thought was, I can't stay on Tricare after I'm 65, which is just a couple of years away. So, it's best to get started now.
    Although I may be freeing up resources, I go there and look around and I'm one of the oldest Bastards in there. So I'm not sure who I'm freeing up resources for.
    Also, toughing it out and sacrificing my Body is how I got this jacked up in the first place.

    BTW: Just got a call back from the VA, They'vs assigned me a new Doctor and given me an appointment. Took three days to call back, but so far so good.
    I was not in any way judging whether anyone else should use the VA, I was commenting on my own situation. I know guys with access to great health insurance and the VA is their primary care - more power to them.

    Andy
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-grunt View Post
    Around here the VA is sending a lot of us out to private doctors and footing the bill. Is that an option for you?
    It's called "Community Care" and there is usually a geographic distance requirement, i.e. you live >40 miles from the VA that offers this service so they will pay an outside doc to see you. I think if the wait exceeds 30 days it can also come into play.
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    What does it say about a country, that treats it's vets so bad.

    I have a friend that lost a leg to a terrorist RPG years ago in Lebanon. Two things happened the IDF, let him transfer from a combat unit to an intelligence unit and continue to serve. This was all so long ago that most cars in Israel at the time had manual transmissions. So every 3 years the IDF gave him a new car with an automatic transmission. Just to allow him to drive himself easier. This was way back when medical technology for replacement parts was not as sophisticated as it is today, and the military cared enough for his sacrfice they wanted to make his life just a little easier.

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    UPDATE !
    I have a good Doctor now, we went throught my Labs, line by line. Reupped my Meds and prescribed something for cholesteral.
    Great feeling about this guy.

    Thanks for the concern guys.

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    Anyone who is retired military and closing in on 65 should look into Tricare For Life. It's been working well for me.
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    I am 55 and retired military, so I definitely wish I understood TFL a bit better. Like A-man, the VA is an option as well.

    Hearing some of the headaches people have with health insurance surely makes sticking around 'till 20 seem like a good idea to me.

    I am glad the VA is taking care of you, A-man.

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyLate View Post
    I am 55 and retired military, so I definitely wish I understood TFL a bit better. Like A-man, the VA is an option as well.

    Hearing some of the headaches people have with health insurance surely makes sticking around 'till 20 seem like a good idea to me.

    I am glad the VA is taking care of you, A-man.

    Andy
    There are a lot of people bolting in the 14-18 year range, just had enough of today's military, saying 'eff' it.

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