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Old 04-19-2011, 09:48 PM   #41
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In my local area - several clinics are associated with the VA hospital. Pretty sure I could go to any of them, but I couldn't go to the local one when in Florida w/o applying (affiliated with another VA hospital system). This is really odd (and not cost effective), as a lot of Veterans utilize the VA clinics, and it's virtually impossible to access your medical records at any of them while traveling/at your second residence if you get ill. Go to any VA Hospital, and they'll take care of you. Isn't that what we fault the uninsured for doing...
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:32 AM   #42
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Buckeye, Thank you for disclosing your final solution to the emergency care problem.
In the same situation I suppose we would pay the money for backup coverage.The idea of having a large unexpected medical bill is not very appealing...I guess the $2000 a year buys a lot of peace of mind.
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Buckeye, Thank you for disclosing your final solution to the emergency care problem.
In the same situation I suppose we would pay the money for backup coverage.The idea of having a large unexpected medical bill is not very appealing...I guess the $2000 a year buys a lot of peace of mind.
$339 per month for Humana100 policy with $11,900 deductible and then 100% coverage. Coverage for me (52) and DH (62).
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Thanks for the details...I guessed around 2000 per person for a year of basic emergency coverage. I do not have Va coverage, so I would need a more comprehensive package.
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VA hospital care can be variable. When my father was dying, he was so upset with his local VA hospital that he asked me to come get him and take him to the one near where I lived. He said the difference was like night and day, and he was very happy with that decision for his remaining few months.
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VA hospital care can be variable. When my father was dying, he was so upset with his local VA hospital that he asked me to come get him and take him to the one near where I lived. He said the difference was like night and day, and he was very happy with that decision for his remaining few months.
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