Some veterans struggle with El Paso VA Health Care System

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“l'enfer, c'est les autres”

Since: Jul 09

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#21 Nov 27, 2009
LMAO!!!

You are all experiencing "government healthcare" first-hand and this is what Hussein wants to impose on this country!

I'm a Navy Vet and have had it with the uncaring inept treatment I have be forced to put up with at the Albuquerque VAMC.

The VAMC here is run by government workers mostly interested in job promotion and keeping an eye on their government retirement pensions. They basically like most Fed government workers don't give a rat's azz about the Vets needing care.
Elzier

El Paso, TX

#22 Jan 10, 2010
Petition: Why not form or organize a committee and construct a petition with priorities that will meet our demands. We can debate about it here forever but that won't put wheels on a solution.

It's easy. Details can be handled but we have to form up. We formed up in the service, so we can here. juz write me. st.germaine53@gmail.com

Let's end this BS.
Cap

El Paso, TX

#23 Jul 28, 2011
When Where & HOW do you go on sick call up there? They said they were sending me my meds on the 28th but a day before that ,they changed my mail out date to the 2nd. Now Im out of my Meds and NO ONE answers????Man:(
RFBElpaso

El Paso, TX

#24 Feb 20, 2012
My Team A Dr. Motto is the best of the best. She is thorough, considerate and takes the time to address any issues one may have healthwise.On the other hand he phone service is a JOKE. I call just about any number and get the director telling of the hours the VA Clinic is open. I don't need that ridiculous message. I call the Pharmacy and get the directors message.I call the advocate and get another message again stating the working hours and to leave a number to call which is never returned. It's time for these departments to answer their phones. I have one prescriptipon that waas filled on Jan 25,2012 with 4 refills left I attempt to refill it I get a message that it is out of date. Somethow things need to be improved.Any extension I call is not answering even asfter I let it ring for ten minutes
sucia byrd

El Paso, TX

#26 Feb 20, 2012
please get to work.
Update

El Paso, TX

#27 Feb 20, 2012
The Beaumont hospital would cost too much to update. Studies show it would cheaper to tear it down and rebuild a new one. But, money is a serious issue. Get involved with the G I forum in El Paso, they are working on this issue. The candidate running against Reyes, which one , there's three. If you're talking about the young guy. He didn't become interested in Veterans till he started his campaign. Also, he never defended the Veterans when they were attacked during meetings. But he rushed to defend gays when they were attacked. Forget him, he is just using Veterans. Look at the other candidates on the Dem ticket or Reps that are and have been interested in Veterans.
-Lugnut-

United States

#28 Feb 20, 2012
Petro wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't worry , now with the W and Ripofflican Party out of the way maybe now you bums will get some help. Mr. Reyes working with a strong Democrat Leadership will bail you guys out., again.
Thank you Sir, you're a Great Americas.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#29 Feb 20, 2012
Does any one know how long a "Agent Orange" test takes and what it pays if approved ?
Update

El Paso, TX

#30 Feb 20, 2012
Biopsies can be thirty minutes. All depends on area affected by AO. File a claim with VA and they will schedule tests and exams. If proven could be 100 per cent. You might have an issue if you never set foot in RVN. They are considering other countries but you have to have been in areas that are known to be sprayed or handled the agent. I can take up to a year to get approved
who cares

El Paso, TX

#31 Feb 20, 2012
How dumb can veterans be? I know a lot of veterans getting over 4 thousand a year in monetary benefits and they can't handle their medical problems? WTF is that all about? The El Paso VA system would be better off without those idiots running around clogging up the system and moving somewhere else.
gas x

El Paso, TX

#32 Feb 20, 2012
-Lugnut- wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you Sir, you're a Great Americas.
So you must be the joto vetback aka petro (gaser's ballsac licking fool). Thanks for revealing your identity once again.
Update

El Paso, TX

#33 Feb 20, 2012
Thats not true, no Veteran is collecting 4 grand a month. Stick to facts.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#34 Feb 20, 2012
I have to say the VA has been very good to me. Sometimes have to wait almost an hour for meds to be dispensed. But, they're free. How can you whine about that?

They did assign me a Vietnamese Doc once. Took me a while to get used to him. I insulted him a few times just to test him, but he took it well. Kept treating me nice. I finally gave in. Showed some respect.
squid

Kemp, TX

#35 Feb 20, 2012
Update wrote:
Thats not true, no Veteran is collecting 4 grand a month. Stick to facts.
Yes it is. I am retired USN. I collect on military retirement, social security and VA disability and I collect almost 3800 and that does not include my other retirement.
Update

El Paso, TX

#37 Feb 20, 2012
The max Va amount is 2895.00. The study to bring the Beaumont/VA Hosp up to date was done by the congressional office. The best that could be done is to rebuilt in phases because of the cost and lack of sufficient funding. What I don't understand is why build the parking package when they knew Beaumont was moving and the VA would be stuck with an outdated building. They could have used the garage money on the VA. The other possibility is to add a VA wing to the new Beaumont.
update

El Paso, TX

#38 Feb 21, 2012
Update wrote:
The max Va amount is 2895.00. The study to bring the Beaumont/VA Hosp up to date was done by the congressional office. The best that could be done is to rebuilt in phases because of the cost and lack of sufficient funding. What I don't understand is why build the parking package when they knew Beaumont was moving and the VA would be stuck with an outdated building. They could have used the garage money on the VA. The other possibility is
to add a VA wing to the new Beaumont.
Shut up Lazy ass. The Great Mr Reyes brought many jobs to build that garge something you know nothing about .just because americacas didnt want the manual labor work dont start crying now
vato

Kemp, TX

#39 Feb 21, 2012
update wrote:
<quoted text>
Shut up Lazy ass. The Great Mr Reyes brought many jobs to build that garge something you know nothing about .just because americacas didnt want the manual labor work dont start crying now
Oh stfu you pendejo. All your kind of people know is how to have baaies that you cant afford, how to live on welfare and public assistance without having to work and how to get drunk. Callate pendejo.
jrr

Pasadena, TX

#43 May 17, 2014
boogie man wrote:
If you don't like the VA, go someplace else.
No one forced you to go there? I can't stand people who get something for free and complain!
You get freedom from vets yet your still complaining.
jrr

Pasadena, TX

#44 May 17, 2014
who cares wrote:
How dumb can veterans be? I know a lot of veterans getting over 4 thousand a year in monetary benefits and they can't handle their medical problems? WTF is that all about? The El Paso VA system would be better off without those idiots running around clogging up the system and moving somewhere else.
The v.a. is for veterans who served their country. How dumb you are. The next war you go and when you come back pay for your own bills.
jrr

Pasadena, TX

#46 May 17, 2014
vato wrote:
<quoted text>Oh stfu you pendejo. All your kind of people know is how to have baaies that you cant afford, how to live on welfare and public assistance without having to work and how to get drunk. Callate pendejo.
Get educated, your making yourself out to be ignorant.

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