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Old 09-11-2019, 11:42 PM
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A military veteran member here, I cannot recall who, was hammered with medical bills at a non-VA hospital. You might get some relief. See the following court order news release.

The VA has been ordered to pay medical costs at non-VA hospitals.

VA now ordered to pay non-VA ER medical costs. A big development. https://www.foxnews.com/us/appeals-c...n-va-hospitals
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A military veteran member here, I cannot recall who, was hammered with medical bills at a non-VA hospital. You might get some relief. See the following court order news release.



The VA has been ordered to pay medical costs at non-VA hospitals.



VA now ordered to pay non-VA ER medical costs. A big development. https://www.foxnews.com/us/appeals-c...n-va-hospitals
I also remember that thread but don't recall who it was.

Maybe nomad, 2nd?

This is definitely a huge development.





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Found it. Marlin94.

https://www.survivalistboards.com/sh...=hospital+bill
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This is good news. My wife just had a minor motorcycle accident (4 stitches, sprained wrist & a bit of road rash) & we went to local ER rather than drive the hour & 1/2 to Nashville. Haven't even gotten the bill yet but, we'll see if we can get re-embursed when we do. We'll just pay out of pocket if not. It's what we were expecting when we chose local.
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I have never used VA. I guess it's time to sign up.
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I wonder if this is retroactive.

I had an ER visit about ten years ago and had to pay it
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I have never used VA. I guess it's time to sign up.
It's literally FREE health care & it prevented the fine/punishment that Obamacare levied against those who were too poor to buy Health insurance. Sure President Trump wiped out the fine but, the next POTUS could be a back stabbing Globalist & bring it back.

Plenty of flaws to it but, I'd be missing a leg today if I didn't have it so I don't complain as much as others.
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It's literally FREE health care & it prevented the fine/punishment that Obamacare levied against those who were too poor to buy Health insurance. Sure President Trump wiped out the fine but, the next POTUS could be a back stabbing Globalist & bring it back.

Plenty of flaws to it but, I'd be missing a leg today if I didn't have it so I don't complain as much as others.
It's not free. It's paid for by veterans' sacrifices.

But the healthcare I've received from the VA has been phenomenal. I'd be dead or bankrupted without it.
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A military veteran member here, I cannot recall who, was hammered with medical bills at a non-VA hospital. You might get some relief. See the following court order news release.

The VA has been ordered to pay medical costs at non-VA hospitals.

VA now ordered to pay non-VA ER medical costs. A big development. https://www.foxnews.com/us/appeals-c...n-va-hospitals

Good, its about time we take care of our people.
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This bill has been in effect since 2014 under Obama. It was extended and improved in 2018 by Trump. Not sure if it’s retroactive though.
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I read it was retroactive to 2016, and the VA will contact YOU if you qualify. I can't cite the article I read it and I hope I am wrong.

If the article is right my dad's leg amputation in 2009 won't count. But possibly his blood yeast infection in 2016 will.

Still trying to get his VA benefits for the leg amputation which was a result of diabetic foot ulcers. They've given him 20% for Agent Orange diabetes but won't connect the amputation as a secondary, or his neuropathy in both hands and remaining leg condition, which is poor. So frustrating!
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Now, if only they will change the rules to allow Veterans legal representation, and to pursue malpractice claims in regular courts!!!!!! That is the only way the VA will ever clean up its act!!
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Now, if only they will change the rules to allow Veterans legal representation, and to pursue malpractice claims in regular courts!!!!!! That is the only way the VA will ever clean up its act!!
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The "Veterans Choice" program has been in effect for several years. You do need to sign up for it though and receive prior authorization (though not for ER use). I have used it a couple times back in CA and will probably be using it more now that I am out in the sticks of AZ away from a VA hospital.
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How's that for a "veterans choice"!

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I was sent a card for Veterans Choice. you have to be more than a certain distance or time to qualify.
Since I am not a Purple Heart or Service-related injury I am asked every time if I have any insurance. Since I don't I have to pay a Co-Pay based on my Income. Which is checked thru the ISR and since I file with my Wife I will always have to pay the maximum until I retire from Work.
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The "Veterans Choice" program has been in effect for several years. You do need to sign up for it though and receive prior authorization (though not for ER use). I have used it a couple times back in CA and will probably be using it more now that I am out in the sticks of AZ away from a VA hospital.
They still have to approve each treatment.

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I have tried to apply for 'Veterans Choice' several times due to incompetence, and though I qualify under the mileage rule, I have been repeatedly turned down. Signed up for HealthNet with my Medicare, and just see an outside provider that is competent!!! Roseburg VA is adamant about maintaining their incompetence!!
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This is good news. My wife just had a minor motorcycle accident (4 stitches, sprained wrist & a bit of road rash) & we went to local ER rather than drive the hour & 1/2 to Nashville. Haven't even gotten the bill yet but, we'll see if we can get re-embursed when we do. We'll just pay out of pocket if not. It's what we were expecting when we chose local.
Just getting into the VA world , going next week for the start up process . I signed up and was told i was qualified at a veterans stand down last week . Is your wife a veteran ? Did not know that wives were also included . Also am unclear about non service related care . Guess not if your wife is not on active duty These are among the questions I will ask at my meeting next week .Does not hurt too know how it really is from some one using it .
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