Oops, they can’t seem to get this veterans to the proper speciality doc. Sure urologist and endocrinologist are very similar, NOT.
VA CHOICE may sound great to congressman and bureaucrats who don’t want to support the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines they send in harms way. Don’t get me wrong they are thankful for our service, they don’t want to pay for it, but they are thankful. They will probably even throw us a parade and tell us how great we are and that we deserve the best, we won’t get it but they will sound very sincere when they say it.
I submit to you an example of that fine CHOICE program they keep raving about. Here we have one Jerry Sorensen diagnosed with a session on his brain, needing a specialist he went the through the CHOICE program in Michigan. They were suppose to send him to an endocrinologist, but they sent him to a urologist. Then they sent him to a family practitioner with no record of his appointment. 5 months of bs to get to see the correct doc for the brain lesions.
“I had to miss work and travel long distances for both appointments,” said Sorensen, who lives in Sumner Township in Gratiot County.
“It shouldn’t take five months to see a specialist, especially with something this scary and serious. And I shouldn’t have to worry about whether the Veterans Affairs will pay for my care which I have earned.” Jerry Sorensen
Washington – When former National Guardsman Jerry Sorensen was diagnosed with a lesion on his brain last year, he needed to see a specialist. To schedule the appointment, he went through the federal Veterans Choice program that provides private medical care for veterans who can’t be served at their their local Veterans Affairs medical center.