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"VA RELAXES ENROLLMENT FOR NON-DISABLED VETERANS." It's about time that a broken promise or committment be restored.
Thanks for this resource so that veterans can claim a benefit allowed, especially medical treatment and prescription drugs for those non-disabled and promised when I enlisted in 1950 shortly after the Korean War.
Upon my retirement several years ago from a civilian career, I applied for VA medical benefits, due to the escalating costs of prescription drugs and insurance premiums.
Shortly thereafter, the VA medical benefit was withdrawn by a previous administration. This was the thanks and a promise broken to many non-disabled veterans of the Korean War for their three years or more of service. If I had waited another year in applying, I would have been excluded from VA benefits and subjected to the price gouging of the pharmacuetical monoply and for profit insurance companies with their bloated and unconscionable CEO salaries and perks. I have since read many accounts here and elsewhere of frustrated and denied Korean War veterans laboring finacially with health costs.
You, I, and all who answered a call to serve and who were promised medical benefits, implied or otherwise, disabled or not, deserve to receive and be recompensed for our former immediate and unconditional response to "...defend and support the Constitution of the United States against all enemies , foreign and domestic..."
I still recall swearing in with so many others prior to entraining to basic. But I do not recall any reservation or hesitation or condition that my country would not honor my oath or their obligation to my health and well being, then and now.
Was I wrong, naive, or betrayed?
P.S. Message forwarded to my Congressioal representatives.
I was too late in applying when Med.D came in so I was denied any drug coverage!