My question involves public health law in the State of: United States
First off I don't see any sections here for veterans help, I did see something about active military. But nothing on veterans health or anything else. Did search of veterans affairs, came back with nothing, so I guess I need to contact another forum.
I was needing help for my brother who needs operation done ( carpal tunnel ), he goes to the neurologist at the VA hospital. They tell him his test shows that blockage is at 50%, and definitely needs the procedure. He asks if they can schedule him, to have it done. They of course pass the buck, and say no they can't, that his doctor at his local VA clinic needs to do this. He tells the doctor there of the tests findings,mthe doctor says, yes, I have the records here of the test. The doctor puts in the request, and months later he calls to ask of the scheduling, sense no contact has been made, they tell him that the request for the operation was kicked back, to the office, with no explanation. This same thing scenario, has now happened twice. Over the last two years, he's had two testing procedures, two results that blockage is excessive, and two requests put forward for operation to be done, and two kick backs, or I guess flat out refusals. To top it off the pain medication they perscribed, to take care of the pain they won't operate on to correct, has been withheld. Because of their claim of addiction, instead, they keep scheduling, pain management seminars for him to attend, instead of giving actual care or meds to take care of what they won't operate on. It really is a story that should be a made for TV movie. No operation, and medication because pharmaceutical companies have flooded the market with pain meds to the point that people who actually need the mdcation can't get it.