Howitzer - 2/15/2005 4:42 PM
I must say that I have very good VA care which I was forced into because being self employed I could no longer find a good health insurance plan that would cover my service connected disability. Before VA care I was pumping over 25K a year out of pocket in additional premiums, uncovered MRI studies and pain managment not to mention lost income due to being in extreme pain.
Last month I went to the VA for my bi-monthly meeting and noticed a sign on the window "We are no longer accepting new patients due to budget cuts". The office I go to is a part of a very well known top of the line provider set up for Vet's like myself. The program funded in part by the university and the other uncle sam. The care is first class, better than most private care facilities I've been to.
It's gut wrenching to talk with other vet's in the waiting room that have to drive over 100 miles to appoinments because the funding was cut.
Vet's and Vet supporters need to come to the plate and straighten this shit out. It worked for the soldier who wanted Humvee armor why can't it work for this?
It sounds like the neocons are doing what they are supposed to do, running the government like a cruel heartless business. Isn't that what the repubs wanted? Sounds like a company that layed people off, then fighting to make sure those people don't get their unemployment benefits. Kind of similar huh?
It's funny how people like you (don't know if you personally) were brainwashed with the Bush hype, then when people like you get hurt by Bushies, they run crying to start some internet petition.
FOUR MORE YEARS. Half this country made the bed that we all have to lie in.
Yeah, and I have to agree with the Ferrari comment. If you can't afford your healthcare, why don't you sell off some of that land, or a Ferrari or an Avalanche or a Toyota or a four wheeler or something. Anyone with as many toys as you've got better talk to the hand cuz the face ain't listening.
PS I know of a pain management clinic where you can get 90 lortabs, 90 xanax, a bottle of codeine cough syrup, and 90 somas for about $150.00 a month. You might have to sit with a bunch of black people in a waiting room for more than an hour, that may be a dealbreaker for you I don't know. Bring a gun.