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  •  this may be your opinion (0+ / 0-)

    about how things could be improved, but if older vets are happy with their VA care, they should be allowed to keep using it. Remember, the VA does NOT cover all vets-only those injured in combat or who have low income.

    Inconceivable! You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    by hopeful on Fri May 30, 2014 at 08:58:21 AM PDT

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    •  T'ain't so. (1+ / 0-)
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      I worked for an enormously wealthy WWII vet who had not been injured in combat but enjoyed the camaraderie of his former peeps at the nearby VA in Westwood where he could get "free" services; eyeglasses, hearing aids, basic medical services.
      From the VA site,

      Basic Eligibility

      If you served in the active military service and were separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may be eligible for VA health benefits as well.

      •  The VA has 8 priority groups (0+ / 0-)

        http://www.va.gov/...

        For Payment=higher income, priority 8 do not currently quallify for VA benefits. Other groups are a range of disability and income.

        There is a carveout, in Priority 6 for veterans who served in Vietnam. That may be where "your" vet gets his eligibility.

        Inconceivable! You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

        by hopeful on Fri May 30, 2014 at 02:05:43 PM PDT

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