Health Care?


I'm a Gulf war disabled combat vet. I'm 70/30 permanent total and unemployable. I have chronic PTSD , Bipolar, and ADHD. I'm supposed to be in the #1 priority group for healthcare. Can the VA deny me care for disability for any reason at all or are they obligated?


Jim's Reply:

You can't be 'fired' as a patient of the VA. The healthcare priority groups have never had much meaning. The highest rated #1 group is supposed to receive some sort of special treatment when making appointments and such but I've never seen that work well. 

VA can flag a patient who is disruptive and require that the veteran have a police escort to appointments or any time he is on campus and a disruptive patient may find he sees different providers but otherwise, VA is obligated to provide your care as long as you are properly registered.