Posted on Apr 27, 2015
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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I thought the 40 line-of-site rule was a bit of a non-starter. Around here the roads never follow a straight line!

"In a final rule published in the Federal Register, VA made good on a promise it made in March to change the mileage requirement from a straight-line, "as the crow flies" measure to actual driving distance from a VA medical facility."

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/veterans/2015/04/24/veterans-choice-40-miles/26295537/
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SrA Nathan Roberts
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I got lucky on this. One of the best hospitals in town is LITERALLY right across the road from the VA here in Columbia. Another one is just up the road & around the corner. There's a reason people from Nebraska come down to Columbia for the VA appointment. It appears to be a real outlier in the general population of VAs, even with it's own issues of keeping good medical staff.
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SSG 91 B40 00 J50
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How do we get a new Choice Card......I live in Moses Lake, WA which is about 100 miles and more from any VA facility........I got one in the mail about 3 years ago, but no one would take it. I'm retired with 20 years service, and used the VA when I lived in Olympia....great people, great service. But now I need a Choice Card.
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LTC John Shaw
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Columbus, Ohio has a great new clinic, the wait times can be more than 3 months some times or not when you want them. I find the VA personnel try to work with Veterans to figure out how to make the appointments happen and provide the needed care. I have not had the need for the Choice program. I can see it being a necessary option for Veterans with no clinics or clinics that are being non-responsive.
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