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Comment by Dave Gettman on October 17, 2017 at 9:31pm

I don't use the VA that much and will soon be enrolled in Medicare. I just don't like going to the doctor no matter who is paying for it.

Comment by Harry Warner on October 17, 2017 at 8:48pm
Well, Shannon and Dave, I understand the principle in theory but my conscience guides me. I'm enrolled and if I ever have a need I'll use it.
Medicare has served me well to this point.
Comment by Dave Gettman on October 17, 2017 at 8:22pm

Harry, the more the VA is used, the more money it is allotted by congress. If we don't use it, we lose it.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on October 17, 2017 at 8:05pm

Harry I have been told that even if you do not use the VA it is best to sign up, the more people that sign up the more money for the program altogether and that benefits all. Makes sense to me. I have always had decent benefits through work but that could change when I quit working.

Comment by Harry Warner on October 17, 2017 at 6:57pm
Harold, I've been busy keeping track of all the peanuts in the gallery.
In NJ the DMV issued “Veteran” stickers for our licenses. I registered for VA benefits but never used them. There are too many vets that really need the help and I wouldn't feel right taking up their time. The county issed a veteran's ID card to use commercially. It's surprising how many stores don't advertise discounts but if you ask, they usually grant it.
Comment by harold goldstein on October 17, 2017 at 6:21pm

dave, most of the time i use the va card, but when i'm fumbling thru my wallet for it my fingers stiffen so i just show them the 'v' on the drivers licence.

easier sometimes

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 17, 2017 at 6:17pm

Thanks Jim. I've got a VA card so it wouldn't be worth whatever ridiculous price they want for a license now. Maybe when it expires in 2019 if I'm still around.

Comment by harold goldstein on October 17, 2017 at 5:08pm

JIM, YES. THEY CHARGED ME $1.00 TO PUT THE 'V' FOR VETERAN ON THE DRIVERS LICENCE.  I HAVE SAVED HUNDREDS AT LOWE'S WITH THE 'V'.ON MY DRIVERS LICENCE.

I'M IN FL.

I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT THURS TO TALK WITH THE VA ABOUT A SPECIAL TRIGLYCERIDE MEDICINE THAT THE PHARMACEUTICAL CO'S WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AND CHARGE YOU 700 FOR A 90 DAY SUPPLY.  THE VA SAID THEY DON'T DISTRIBUTE THAT MED. I'M GOING TO ARGUE THURSDAY

HARRY, WHERE R U?

Comment by Jim Clendenen on October 17, 2017 at 3:52pm

For all you guys living in Washington state if you don't know they will now add a veteran's designation on your drivers license. You have to go into a DOL office with your DD214. I got mine, it comes in handy for places like Home Depot and Lowes that give vet discounts. I don't have a VA card because I don't get anything from them so this really helps me out.

Comment by Joe Sellner on October 15, 2017 at 8:34pm
The Band! Liberals at there best! Liberal that be me! Love my country served it! Working hard all my life! Paying my taxes and not whining about it! Willing to help out anyone I can! Liberal that's me!
 

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