Originally Posted by deerslayer
Touche. However, wouldn't one look at the current fracas and possibly be skeptical of VA treatment? That's the angle I'm referring to.
The VA would not treat Dependents in house, even if the VA were tasked by the Government to provide benefits to those Dependents with problems from defoliants used in Vietnam.
The VA would pay the bill for those Dependents with problems from defoliants used in Vietnam (if tasked) treated at a Civilian Medical Care Provider, and pay them Compensation if so ordered.
The trouble with that is the VA would have to shift the money for such away from Veterans Care, so someone who got his or her legs blown off may have to do without something or wait longer to get something.
Now, you take the DoD, well one can try and stretch a few more years out of the operational life of and Aircraft Carrier, do without an expensive Missile or 2 here and there (which will never be used anyway) add a few bucks on to the cost of selling used Weapons Systems to other nations around the World, use Military Troops instead of expensive Civilian Contractors for things, and come up with the money to take care of those with problems from defoliants used in Vietnam.