I wasn't "blaming" Trump for this; only pointing out that he promised to "take care of veterans" and while it is still early, it wasn't one of his "first" items as was the removing EPA and other regulations that protect the public and workers and favor "big business" and responding to the "wants" of the NRA and doing away with regulations banning lead in hunting and fishing bullets and gear. I agree with the TRICARE option absolutely!As much as I agree with you, this isn't all on DA. The VA as been screwing vets forever imo. Of course with all of DA's bs he can address this and correct it in a minute.
I still firmly believe that any vet who qualifies for VA benefits should be enrolled in Tricare and be given a id card that will let them access facilities at any military installation. Thus no need for the VA to exist.
This is so misleading!Trump signs bill allowing veterans to seek care outside broken VA system
Well, I'd bet it isn't news to the vets who 's cases were mis-handled.Looks like the data was old.... from 2015 per the article
I am not saying this is acceptable but I don't think this is actually news.
This is beyond sad, it should be criminal...my prayers and hope are that now, armed with this information, this man get all the help and benefits to which he is rightfully entitled and that he gets some relief for his condition that will allow him to live out his life in a meaningful way. At the very least he should receive benefits retroactively and an award for the unnecessary pain and suffering he has endured even if he has to sue each of the doctors he saw at the VA hospital, after the MRIs showed the mass, on an individual basis--their malpractice should not be considered within the scope of their employment (maybe even a suspension of their licenses to practice medicine is appropriate).This is so sad. The VA had the info on this vet since 2010 but choose to ignore it.
The VA kept this "news" buried for 7 years.
The very last paragraph in your link says it all in a nutshell...Here's a follow up article.
Having lived in the Boston area I can't tell you how many times I've read pretty much the same quotes by a couple of these politicians through the years. Maybe this time some meaningful changes will take place.
“We have the greatest medical facilities in the world here in Boston and there’s no reason our veterans don’t receive the best care in the world.”