Updates . . .

Yes, yesterday was Veteran’s Day. I know that I have posted something about it every year for several years, but yesterday I did something more personal.

You see, I found a limited series on Netflix called “Medal of Honor” – which should be self-explanatory. I spent most of my waking hours yesterday watching that series, and saluting my brothers in uniform who rose to the occasion to deserve the highest military honor the USA ever awards. As one relative of a Medal of Honor recipient said in the show, “You want to think you’d do what they did, but you can never know for sure until you’re in that situation.” I was particularly impressed by the Medal of Honor recipients who have children or grandchildren who chose to enter the military service too.

I can only hope that Netflix will continue the series. All of those stories deserve to be told.

Additionally – I’m only about a week away from my first visit with the local General Surgery clinic where I’m supposed to get my abdominal hernia repaired. I do have one concern – that in the paperwork they sent me they wanted to know about alternative insurance. The Veteran’s Administration referred me to their clinic. I should need no additional insurance. If they are not willing to perform this procedure without some extra assurance of payment, I might have to decline. There is no way I’m going to sign anything that makes me, and by proxy my wife, obligated to pay for a procedure the VA sent me to them to receive.


3 thoughts on “Updates . . .

  1. Anita Warren says:

    I totally agree with all that said. Not that you are asking for my agreement. LOL My understanding is that things are set up now so that you should have to pay anything.


  2. I don’t think you should go in there with guns blazing. Ask them about the document and whether there are any costs you will have to pay. They know the costs of these things long before you get to the office and will likely know the answer in advice. I also found the text of the law VA Mission Act of 2018 supported by John McCain. It talks about efforts to reduce the costs of health care by providing it in the community. https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s2372/BILLS-115s2372enr.pdf

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