V A ping.
Care outside the VA system - if indeed it is a totally hands-off situation for docs, and is completely outside the VA system - will work well, but only until ObamaCare totally ruins private care in a few more years.
I’m no longer taking new Medicare patients, nor is anyone else locally in my specialty, but I do accept new Tricare folks out of a sense of patriotism, and would accept VA patients that came to me with that insurance. My intake process has a wait time of about a week, generally.
What I won’t do is accept anyone who expects to still get their meds or labs at the VA, or has any other tie to that bureaucracy that would make delivery of good care difficult or aggravating. Nor will I put up with any record-keeping requirements that are any more onerous than the ones Tricare already requires.
I have a feeling the VA and I will not see eye to eye, and that I will end up seeing very few of their patients even if they do put this into place. We’ll see.
Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said Thursday an additional 18 veterans in the Phoenix area whose names were kept off an official electronic Veterans Administration appointment list have died. Gibson said he does not know whether the 18 new deaths were related to long waiting times for appointments but said they were in addition to the 17 reported last month by the VA’s inspector general.
The 18 veterans who died were among 1,700 veterans identified in a report last week by the VA’s inspector general as being “at risk of being lost or forgotten.”
At this point what difference does it make?
The man is smart.
There is no way to enter the fray and come out whole.
Any person that signs on with Obama is by definition an idiot