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Veterans and Health Care Reform

With Obama wanting Health Care Reform why are veterans not being brought up on health care issues in the bill? Are we going to be standing in longer lines for care. Are we going to be pushed aside like we so often are? I just find it quite typical of the government when they dont want you to know something they click in on other issues to divert you away. Will veterans be fined for not getting government health care. Will we be charged for getting health care. I KNOW, we will be taxed for our compensation to help pay for the new health care. How stupid of me. Like one VA doctor told me years ago when I tried to get an increase for a service connected shoulder injury. You are getting ten per cent now, youre getting over. I strongly believe there is a move afoot to tax our compensation and start charging us for our health care at VA facilities. What would be a better deal for the government. Tax us, charge us and then fine us.


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    See this is the problem with health care reform. It is B.S., a windfall to insurance companies with mandated insurance, and insufficent to no restraints on premiums, co-pays, exclusions, and other abusive crap that makes it impossbile to use the insurance and access care. We will be paying for nothing because we still will not be able to afford health care.

    The only thing that makes sense is single payer. The money saved by cutting the insurance companies out of the loop (1/3) plus the money saved when we educate patients as to the harm of unnecessary care for profit, plus the money we save by bringing big pharma into line, means we can cover everyone, pay for it out of the general tax fund and actually save money.

    It is the only thing that makes sense, but:

    1. insurance companies do not want it

    2. big pharma does not want it

    3. hospitals do not want it

    4. hot shot specialists and surgeons do not want it

    The GOOD doctors, who really got into the field to care for people DO WANT IT, as well as most of the American population.

    But, unless we take away the ability of our corporations to buy our politicians then all reform will go the way health care reform and the bank bail outs have gone. More for the rich; less for the rest of us.

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    it's comments like "you're getting over" or that my going to the VA is being in any way shape or form of "being in on the dole". I'm really sorry to hear this kind of blanket statement geared toward ALL of the veterans, especially by an employee of the VA.

    It is a shame to have the whole system of eligibility jaded by the ones who do abuse the system, it's like being labeled guilty before even getting your say / day in court. Not everyone comes to the VA to get disability further down the road, to waylay that idea ... I actually applied, was turned down as I knew I would be and within a years time (this June) (deadline to prove otherwise) maybe I will NOT be looked upon as someone trying to get something they don't deserve. I'm in it for the healthcare ... plain and simple.