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RE: Getting VA health care - Bob Dickerson - 03-21-2015

VA healthcare has been great for me.I've had an operation and free hearing aids plus an annual physical every year.My only comment otherwise is I think all US citizens should be covered,not just vets.


RE: Getting VA health care - anm - 03-21-2015

(03-21-2015, 02:47 PM)Bob Dickerson Wrote:  VA healthcare has been great for me.I've had an operation and free hearing aids plus an annual physical every year.My only comment otherwise is I think all US citizens should be covered,not just vets.
I agree, I haven't been on the VA health care for long, but I too have a new pair of hearing aids, a yearly exam, free prescriptions, and doctors I can go to. It is a much better system than Medicare which was what I had before. I found that the doctors abused the Medicare system, putting me in for many unwarranted, time consuming, and expensive tests. The VA doctors don't do that since they don't make more money if the prescribe more tests. I also agree about the health care for everyone. I used to live in Scotland where everyone has health care through the NHS, no matter how poor or how rich you are. People should not be denied basic health care because they don't have the money...


RE: Getting VA health care - Coffee Tim - 03-21-2015

(03-21-2015, 12:52 PM)elkinjohn Wrote:  Hi,
I am currently living in my van traveling.... I was until recently being seen at the Loma Linda Va facility....But, I wonder if the VA wants me to stay in one spot....
I got three months meds from my gp... but when I am about to run out can I just stop at a local hospital and get my meds refilled? please advise.
I want to travel the great loop.... up the Atlantic coast in spring, summer in the great lakes, fall down the Mississippi, and winter in the south...please advise
Thanks
John

Hi John     I think you can go to any urgent care and explain that you are traveling on vacation and need your meds refilled.  You can call your primary care for instructions if you need to.


RE: Getting VA health care - elkinjohn - 03-21-2015

thanks everyone for the info... appreciate it...