As you may already know, since January 2016 I have been working with numerous State Representatives and State Senators on improving Emergency Medical Care and Services for Veterans on the state level. Although this is a Federal level issue, I feel it’s important for Massachusetts to continue to be the leading example on addressing some … More Emergency Medical Care for Veterans Become Discussion in Massachusetts
While this legislation will not be utilized as a primary insurance, it will address the several veterans every day that fall through the cracks with tragic consequences. This legislation will empower veterans to seek medical help themselves, which is one of the greatest current challenges facing the newest generation of veterans.
Yes, not every veteran has VA Healthcare, or has / uses VA Benefits (to include VA Health Care). There are several reasons why this might be. Some veterans may not realize that they are eligible for VA Health Care. While they are veterans who chooses not use the VA and others who have been denied or do … More Can A Veteran Not Have VA HealthCare?
In November 2016, the VA released a Fact Sheet form covering ‘Emergency Care for Veterans”. What this document explains and breaks down is What is an Emergency, When you should contact the VA, what happens if you are admitted – does the VA pay, criteria that must be met for consideration (service-connected and nonservice-connected), and more.
Situation: In a medical emergency situation veterans may find themselves being stuck with medical bills for services and treatment received at a non-VA Emergency Rooms / Hospitals. Not every VA Hospital has an Emergency Room. There are some guidelines outlined by the VA and a process that can be done to appeal the VA decision … More An Act Establishing Emergency Medical Services for Veterans H.2765