Mar 22, 2011, 2:14 PM
Post #6 of 22
Re: [surebought] Any Service Connected Disabled American Vets Getting Pensions?
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In reading your response, I think the term you are looking for is "PTSD" not ptss. I seems pretty clear to me, that you have probably not been in the military or if you have, you have not seen the debilitating results of PTSD. PTSD happens at varying rates of severity depending upon the instigating circumstances. It can be and / or is a very deadly and debilitating medical condition. I do not believe for a minute that you have ever been in a place that would have given you an understanding of the atrocities many of our service men and women have been through in many different circumstances. Being that you apparently are not a medical doctor of any kind, I guess that I am pretty offended at your making a diagnosis of a Korean War Veteran and his past experiences. Maybe some factual medical reports of PTSD would be educationally rewarding for you to read. I think it might give you a better understanding of the consequences of PTSD.
Secondly, I am really trying to figure out why (in your mind) you feel this thread of yours is in any way a valid response to my original post. Your answer is one of the very reasons that I suggested that either disabled veterans or retired veterans PM me, instead of publicly posting their answers on this posting. None of us has the right to ridicule the medical condition of others.
The purpose of my original Post is to try and understand and to learn, if any other veterans who are living in Mexico have ever been able to receive their disability pension directly deposited to their Mexican bank account, or if they are able to utilize the services of either Mexican physicians or Hospitals to be paid directly by the VA Health Care System or for retired Vets if Tri Care takes care of such expenses in Mexico.
Since there are many NOB health care insurance companies who do pay for Mexican health care costs from accredited and approved Mexican hospitals and physicians partially because the dollar savings to the health care insurance companies, is immense. Just think of the taxpayer dollars that could be saved if Veterans and / or other government retirees were allowed Mexican health care. I know for me, it would make attending necessary medical appointments much less expensive, not to mention much less stressful for the USA government not to take this economic benefit. Think about how much taxpayer dollars could be saved and redirected to other necessary places. Would you (veterans and other government employees only respond please) take advantage of such an availability of Mexican medical services and would you prefer having your pensions sent direct to your Mexican bank account?
I would venture to say there are probably thousands if not tens of thousands of military veterans and or other retired (county, city, state and or federal ) retired employees living in Mexico. I just canít think of a good economical reason for NOB governments not to take advantage of a good qualified medical service that would save their carriers and other government entities 50% or more on such services for expats.
Most of the medical professionals at the VA and professionals they approve to send us to, including doctors, pharmacy persons, surgeons etc have been foreign nationals. What is the difference? (Please do not take this last fact as being racist or bigoted) It was not intended to be taken in such a manner)
Thanks for any feedback on this posting. Feel free to PM me if you want our answers to be private.