SO AFTER MORE THAN A DOZEN PRESENTATIONS OF THIS VETERANS PLIGHT, WHY HAS NO ONE EVEN BOTHERED TO RESPOND TO THIS??
Today this patient is constantly receiving collections notices from the hospital that saved his life, but in spite of a 1999 law, the VA has repeatedly refused to pay the bill that THEY owe.
At best guess, this patient is now on the hook for TENS OF THOUSANDS of dollars in medical bills, is facing at least two future surgeries to repair damage done by the VA, and will soon be facing massive legal expenses as he tries to fight the VA to recover damages they have caused him.
In the early part of 2015, with the patient now considered by a court hearing as being totally disabled due to the medical conditions he had endured, the patient had the opportunity, to speak out in public about his problems with the VA and was asked to go on live air with a local NH radio show...
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LATER, THE PATIENT WAS INFORMED BY THE VA THAT HE WAS SUDDENLY NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY MEDICAL SERVICES, as the VA claimed they never had a DD214 on file for him. SO THE PATIENT PERSONALLY HAND DELIVERED 3 COPIES OF HIS DD214 TO MANCHESTER, AND THREE COPIES TO ROXBURY, AND THREE COPIES TO JAMAICA PLAIN. AND WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT? THE VA OFFICES TOLD HIM HIS ORIGINAL DD214 SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELINQUISHED TO THE VA YEARS AGO AND HIS COPIES WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE ALLOWED INTO HIS FILE... AND AT LAST KNOWLEDGE OF THE PATIENT, THE VA STILL CLAIMS THEY DO NOT HAVE A COPY OF HIS DD214.... The patient is now getting letters from collections companies on behalf of Lahey Hospital.