posted on May, 27 2011 @ 12:03 PM
I don't know how relevent this (my post here) to this thread. But I have recieved a form letter from the VA. It says,
"Dear Veteran. We would like to remind you of a recent change in law that eliminated VA health care copayments for outpatient, inpatient, medication
and non-institutional extended care services for enrolled Veterans who have been determined by a VA clinician to have a catastrophic disability.
In addition to exemption from VA health care copayments mentioned above, Veterans determined to have a catastrophic disability are placed into a
higher priority group. Priority Group 4, unless they are already eligable for enrollment in a higher Priority Group because they are recieving
compensation related to service-connected disability claim with VA, or they are former Prisoners of War, or Medal Of Honor or Purple Heart
(the next paragraph describes catastrophically disabled........)
Our records indicate that you may benefit from a cost-free catastrophic disability evaluation by a VA clinician to see if you would qualify for
enhanced health care benefits, to include waiver of copayments for health care services."
(And then contact info..........)
I'm sorry and sad to hear about the bad VA experiences in this thread. My treatment saved my life, and most of the people I dealt with were
professional and competent. I just think each hospital is different.