Va, Vets Affairs: Comparison Of Va Benefits With Other Public And Private Programs

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DIANE Publishing, Aug 30, 2004 - Business & Economics - 89 pages
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Compares the health care benefits available under major public and private programs, and analyzes the potential effects of existing benefit differences on veterans' use of the VA health care system. Compares eligibility, covered services, coverage limits, and cost sharing. Also includes a report on the accessibility of outpatient care at VA Medical Centers. Charts and tables.
 

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Page 2 - The uniformed services are the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (formerly the Environmental Science Services Administration).
Page 32 - Disabled individuals are those unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determined physical or mental impairment expected to result in death or that has lasted, or can be expected to last, for a continuous period of at least 12 months. The test of "substantial gainful activity" is to earn $500 monthly in counted income, with impairment-related expenses subtracted from earnings.
Page 28 - VA law establishes a complex priority system — based on such factors as the presence and extent of any service-connected disability, the incomes of veterans with nonservice-connected disabilities, and the type and purpose of care needed — to determine which...
Page 49 - Service to help veterans resolve war-related psychological difficulties and to help them achieve a successful post-war readjustment to civilian life.
Page 30 - ... parent or parent-in-law who is, or was at the time of the member's or former member's death, in fact dependent on him for over one-half of his support and residing in...
Page 29 - VA also provides three basic levels of outpatient care benefits: comprehensive care, which includes all services needed to treat any medical condition; service-connected care, which is limited to treating conditions related to a service-connected disability; and hospital-related care, which provides only the outpatient services needed to (1) prepare for a hospital admission, (2) obviate the need for a hospital admission, or (3) complete treatment begun during a hospital stay. Separate mandatory and...
Page 42 - To provide care on an ambulatory self-care basis for veterans disabled by age or disease who are not in need of acute hospitalization and who do not need the skilled nursing services provided in nursing homes.
Page 25 - Committee-s continuing interest in improving military medical care for active duty personnel and their dependents, retirees and their dependents, and survivors of deceased retired and active duty members.
Page 33 - ALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE DC FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN...
Page 61 - ... any other medical care, and any other type of remedial care recognized under State law, specified by the Secretary...

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