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Old 01-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Originally Posted by TigerLily24 View Post
Still not understanding what this has to do with 'government health care.'

Military families are free to go to the doctor(s) of their own choosing and (can/do) receive medical services from the same doctors as people with private medical insurance.
No, they are not, without incurring significantly higher costs, if they are families of active duty at a base that has decided they have space for them. Most places they are allowed to make that choice, but even then it is more expensive than being seen by the post clinic.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:57 AM
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Originally Posted by WannaliveinGreenville View Post
When you talk about a * cover up * ...I am non military but used to live next to an Air Force base.

One day, a man who lived in the complex who worked in the Air Force, his wife shot herself to death in the bathroom ( not so sure it was a suicide by his actions ) but it was very hush hush. The Military came, did their investigation and removed her body.

There was no news media, no police, no write up in the newspaper. It was as if she never existed.

Two weeks later the grieving husband ( yea right ) Drove up in a brand new White Dodge Stealth and showed it to me ( He didn't look too sad..... he cashed in her death benefit very fast... and bought the car ).

He asked me if I wanted her personal things like makeup ( NO thanks , too creepy ! ) And I thought : Why the heck are you trying to get rid of her things..??

Point being : There is some secrecy and privacy when you are in the Military. ( I don't understand it all so I can't explain how it works )....
Unless the death was overseas, or of an actual active duty service member, or occurred on base housing, the military has no jurisdiction. In the death of a civilian family member off-post, the local police handle it. Occasionally, the locals have handed it over to the military if the perp is military and the military can get a conviction when the civilians can't, such as the Burke case in Kentucky. But the locals don't hand over cases they can pursue for the military to sweep under the rug to protect a service member.

Suicides generally don't garner much publicity.

People all handle grief differently.

Who knows? Maybe marital problems, such as he told he wanted a divorce, left her so distraught that it led her decide on suicide, but he had already emotionally checked out.

Not everything involving the military is a conspiracy.
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