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Old 11-12-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Then...why not support universal healthcare for all citizens? My opinion on a staff Sargent who goes to a VA medical center for a dental procedure without an appointment...get real. No one should expect that...even a solider on leave. That is not following any protocol...even DOD...a soldier needs an appointment! And a referral for treatment.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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Then...why not support universal healthcare for all citizens?
In my opinion universal health care for all citizens is a socialist system imposed on a nation as a whole. I do not agree with that, not just becuase of political philosophical views. To me there are other ways to take care of that.
My opinion on a staff Sargent who goes to a VA medical center for a dental procedure without an appointment...get real. No one should expect that...even a solider on leave.
What in the world are you talking about? She happened to be on leave from Iraq. She should have waited to have whatever procedure when she was back in Iraq. However, she opted to have something done while on leave, which is something to be commended for, so she could serve without any obstacles while out there. The dental clinic individual technically speaking was following protocol. However, that individual did not try hard if in some ways the SSG could be helped. My point was personnel that at times are not procative in helping people they serve by going beyond the protocol. Also, she did not go to the VA medical center. She was an active duty NCO so she was in a military hospital. I never said she was at a VA office.
That is not following any protocol...even DOD...a soldier needs an appointment! And a referral for treatment.
Again, I think you missed the point of my message. I focused on showing a caring service. The dental clinics are often booked so the clerk was technically correct but simply did not show any intent if there was a way to help the Soldier. Remember that in any organization there are people that are very caring and there are those that are not. I took care of that and when I took the Soldier to the Customer Care Section, she was helped. Protocol was followed with no regard to see if there were other way to help. Take care.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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As a former Navy spouse and a lifetime staunch supporter of our military, I can honestly say that I never gave it a thought as to my husband's medical care vs that of our family. When we were in, our civilian healthcare came from CHAMPUS. I am not familiar with TriCare at all. I will say that I think it is a complete injustice that a retired service member should have to pay for his or her medical care when the leaders of this country who have never served in the military will not have to pay once they retire. (Before anyone corrects me on that point, let me say up front that, no, I don't have proof former politicians/leaders don't have to pay.) I firmly believe that the family of the person serving is their strength, especially during deployments. Their well being plays on the minds of the servicemember who is away and cannot be there to take care of the family in person. However, do I feel that the family members should have equal care as the active duty servicemember? No. I believe families should be taken care of but not to the same extent as the one under contract. He/she is the one serving our country and quite often in harm's way, therefore, deserves better treatment. Period. Should family members of retired or disabled military be left out of the healthcare benefit system? Of course not. Again, as family of retired or disabled military, they should not receive equal care as the servicemember either, in my opinion. All of this statement is just my opinion and I give it with many thanks to all current and former military for my right and freedom to do so! I also give my opinion with the utmost respect for the military family as well.
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