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Old 03-07-2007, 11:00 AM   #21
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Re: Health care through VA Facilities

RP - Great post on your item #1....I too am amazed when people think the military hospitals are VA hospitals and vice versa.

Military members typically are not eligible for VA care (they are still servicemembers - not veterans yet) except in RARE cases (stationed in remote areas - with no base nearby - often the case with recruiters)

There is often a huge difference in the care provided - the military is looking to keep the troops healthy and reassembled - and the VA is busy keeping us running after the military mashes us up!

Like I said earlier, my military and VA healthcare has been pretty da#n good so far!


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