With all of us at least 40 miles from a VA Hospital we are eligible for what the VA calls Tri care I just had both hands operated on for Carpo Tunnel One done on 30 Jan and the other one 4 weeks ago all in Tulsa In place of Muskogee and the VA pays the bill done at one of the large hospitals in Tulsa in place of the VA. Reported in at 5 AM got prepped and wheeled in to The OR and was in recovery for a hour and on my way home by 9. But I had to have a driver with a good car to take me and see me home. Stopped at IHOPS for breakfast and then home. All you men need to check in to this program and they treated me great also. The doctors are much younger and most of the nurses are young and pretty and treat us old warriors great like their would their own grandfather or in my case their great grandfather. SMILE Your VA doctor will need to send your case to Tri Care to be processed but that does not take long usually done over the prone at least mine was.
One thing; I don't claim any disability. I did try for a 10%, because almost every person involved, admits that if a man was either a tanker or artilleryman,why do you have co pays with the va. Ive never paid a penny for any co pay. Ive had two back operations and a ankle and hip replacement since ive been with the VA and never paid a penny.