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Do you think our veterans are treated fairly when it comes to issues like health

  1. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    Do you think our veterans are treated fairly when it comes to issues like healthcare?

    My brother is an Air Force veteran, and he recently learned that he has brain cancer, and has to go to a VA hospital for treatment. Of course the only VA hospital that offers treatment for his illness is in Ann Arbor MI. The VA will not pay for him to go to a regular hospital to be treated. And, a lot of his visits to the doctor is for consultation, and nothing more.

    I also learned that some service members are denied free medical if they made too much money in the service, while senators who create the rules always get it free. How do you feel about it? It makes me mad!
    That pisses me off.

  2. syzygyastro profile image79
    syzygyastroposted 7 years ago

    Definitely not! Considering what they have done for their country and the risks they take, the very least they should have is complete access to any medical procedure required out of the tax base; that is, for free! Your anger is justified!

  3. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    In my opinion, no amount of health-care would be enough to offer our veterans. I am so sorry to hear about your brother, he deserves better. Our senators have found a very illegal path to elite treatment regarding their benefits vs the treatment of the rest of us.
    It is ridiculous that your brother must undergo such inhumane treatment at such a difficult and sensitive time. It is almost criminal that he is denied a local treatment plan. It is simply disgusting... Cancer is a brutal beast and requires specialized treatment and care as swiftly and with the least amount of added stress as possible. These jack-a**es should be placed in your brothers shoes; I'm betting the rules would change quickly.
    You both will remain in my thoughts--

  4. BobbiRant profile image61
    BobbiRantposted 7 years ago

    And so it begins with the present veterans.  The government's response? "Thank you"  while slapping you in the face.  America should be much more grateful, but if 9/11 responders are tossed in the trash by the government, what hope do veterans have?  I believe veterans deserve much more than we offer them.

  5. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    like here in canada, i find the way our vets are treated appaling. we send them into harms way and when they come back we treat them like what they did was just another job. it is not only appaling but it shows the values of our governments.

  6. ExpertCLB profile image63
    ExpertCLBposted 7 years ago

    We simply do not do enough for the Americans who put themselves between America's enemies and America's families.

    I, for one, think we should do more for our returning vets.

  7. justom profile image71
    justomposted 7 years ago

    As a veteran myself who uses the services if the V.A. Hospital, they take quite good care of me. I think all V.A. facilities are not alike, the one in Cincinnati, Ohio I find to be top notch. All vets deserve the best care!!

  8. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    Hey Justtom glad to hear that you are having decent care. But, I am curious. If there is a VA hospital in Cincinatti, why is it that so many people who are getting treatment in Ann Arbor come from Ohio? What kind of facility is it? Hospital or Clinic?

    I have seen people from as far away as Kentucky at the Ann Arbor hospital. It seems to me that Cincinnati would be a lot closer for them. I have also seen people from Central Indiana.
    They would be closer to Cincinnati as well.

    We have a Clinic, and a VA home in Grand Rapids, but a majority of the major treatments and surgeries are done in Ann Arbor. So, I guess it depends on what you are being treated for. I'm also curious as to how far you are away from you Cincinnati location. I have to drive my brother 4 and half hours one way every time he goes there. When the VA in Grand Rapids is only 10 minutes from my house.

 
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