sniper101 I agree I wouldn't trade my 20 years experience either. Can't get medical from the VA because I make too much money. That is why I pay 300.00 a month for insurance for just me.
That's the reason they keep rejecting me too. I even told them I was willing to co-pay, that didn't work either. To show that it truly is a bureaucracy, I have to get my records, from VA, to give them to VA to prove it's service related. Almost a year now and still no med records. It's a joke. I hear they try to discourage enrollment by delaying and then delaying some more.
And as truk says, thank you for your service, and thank you truk for your service.
It's pretty hard to get through to VA. They are the ones who told me to get the records from MPR in St. Louis, six months later I get a letter from MPR saying the VA actually has them in Dallas, still haven't heard anything from them yet. It's a run around. They tell me that it's Bush's fault I can't enroll (apparently while he was Pres., Congress changed some rules that excluded a lot of vets), what a joke.
Now imagine health care that reflects "the good health care that VA provides." They sure use a bad example with that one, with all the red tape you would have to go through.