With the changing landscape at VA concerning emergency civilian care, there are a couple easy steps veterans must take in order to not get stuck with the bill. This issue recently came up for me. Two months ago, I had symptoms of a heart attack.
First, if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency room you believe can provide the care you need.
Second, once there, be sure to inform the financial counselor that you are a disabled veteran who receives health care from the local VA medical center. Usually, the financial counselor is the person who comes into your emergency room to get your insurance…