If They Cannot Treat Veterans How Will Obamacare Work For Public
The following letter was sent to me by a subscriber to The Daily Rant (TDR) who wishes to remain anonymous. This is not the first such report I’ve been informed about. It they cannot treat the veterans, how will they treat between 200 million and 300 million people? How many of you who are veterans have experienced similar? If you have are a veteran and have suffered similarly let me know the specifics. Help me confront the Veterans Administration about this.
Just before the last presidential election there were changes made to the veterans financial assistance program. This was unreported by any news service that I am aware of. In fact, the veterans administration was blocked from advising any veterans of changes to the criteria for financial assistance. I don’t think it is hard to know who blocked the VA from advising veterans. After all, getting re-elected by any means possible is job number one for the president. Doing anything he can to downgrade our great nation is job number two.
Among other changes to the veterans financial aid program that was not well known were criteria that any veteran would need to know. In my case I was unaware that moving to a less expensive apartment was cause for downgrading the financial assistance I was receiving. I moved because I was being eaten alive by medical expenses including several operations and lengthy rehabilitation stays.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]
I foolishly notified the VA of my change of address and the response that I received was that my financial assistance was being reduced by approximately 70%. Their comment was that they had contacted my previous apartment and learned that I had moved. They made it sound like they had done the investigation and found me trying to cheat the system. I repeatedly called the VA office in Minneapolis to no avail. It is virtually impossible to make telephonic contact as the lines are continuously busy or not being answered. Further, they will not respond to any written correspondence. The only information that they gave me was that “there seems to be some duplications and conflicts to out of pocket expenditures that I had reported. They did not state what they were and repeated attempts to learn what they mean was ignored.
The information that I wish to advise Mr. Massie of is that just before the last election changes were made to the veterans financial aid program and the VA was told to not tell the affected veterans. My opinion is that this administration did not want the information made public as it would adversely affect the president’s re-election. These changes in my case are that my financial aid is being reduced by 70%. I could not find out why from the VA in Minneapolis despite my repeated attempts to write and call to find out why. I’m sure that thousands of veterans find themselves in the same situation.
I realize that I am doing a poor job of writing about this and would appreciate the change to talk to Mr. Massie directly to clarify this program. My information is on file, but in case it’s needed, my phone number is ***-***-****.
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About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here