Originally posted by TinkerHaus
If you don't make a lot of money, you can get free healthcare with the VA.
If you do make a lot of money, stop crying and pay your fair share.
It is a TIER system, that basically operates like Medicare.
More for the Disabled veteran, under 50%.
The non Combat Vet can be denied and/or have to pay higher rates.
So, either the Vet goes there, where the funds are allocated to the VA, or they go to Medicare/Medicade where the funds are allocated from the General
Service is only at VA Medical Centers.
This is not operated by Tricare.
Combat Veterans have special status at the VA Medical Centers as well.
Again, Tricare is basically the Health Insurance the Member pays to to provide Health Care for immediate Family members. He is not on Tricare. The
family members are.
The member pays for it out of pocket for the $500, plus a reduced salary as compared to private company work.
It is not subsidized. This way of thinking is only due to your dislike for the military.
The Military member is both a Federal Employee and Federal Govt Property. SO.........................................
To receive Health Care is akin to Health Insurance for the Fed Employee. PLUS, the money for Medical Treatment is for care and upkeep on Govt
I have yet to ever hear any Military member state it was unfair. You obviously have never dealt with Tricare.
I would love to speak with your "Brother", as he sounds like he may be related to the nerdy guys Girlfriend that lives near Niagra Falls, and never
visits unless everyone is out of town.