My clinic has gotten three calls in the last week to take more rural Veteran’s Choice patients. One was too far away on Whidby Island. Apparently few providers will work with Veteran’s Choice: but I understand that too, because it took me a full year to get the contractor for the insurance, Triwest, to start paying me. And it took me hours, hours that I could spend doing medicine, instead of fighting with a corrupt for profit corporation.

And I am glad that I won that round.

I took the photograph at our Rhody Parade, in 2006.

2 thoughts on “Veteran

  1. katbrat says:

    I know this all too well. We just retired from the military 2 years ago after 24 years service. Between my husband getting 60% disability and being Autistic and me having scars of Anxiety Panic Disorder, OCD, and Depression due to years of deployments and raising 3 Autistic kids alone with no family and friends around, the whole family depends on Tricare to give us the best possible care in both mental health and general health. Many times our preferred practitioners don’t accept our insurance because Tricare has serious issues. I hope a new system can be put in place to care for our Veterans and us families. Thank you for the share.

    • drkottaway says:

      I am sorry that you are going through that. I hope some day that we find a balance between corporate profit and actually taking care of people. We want both and can’t have them.

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