20mg Atorvastatin, 90 day supply.

Timmy59

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I was prescribed a drug of that nature months back and it still sits un opened. 62 and med free, I'll change my diet and go holistic before taking meds. I may be a stubborn sob. @tiasman Sorry to hear of your pops passing we pray that the balance of the family remains strong and healthy, And Thank you for your service brother.
 

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I love how you think taxes will only go up 20%. Try closer to 50%
Meh

20% is the average world wide for single payer portiion of social programs.

not sure why all the patriots don’t think America can do it better than anyone else, I happen to think we can.
 

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Well there are a lot of issues with Statins, they can cause a host of other problems. I wont ever be on them ever. There is quite a bit of studies out there, I will say the risk reward is a little different than what most doctors will say. Kind of like Tylenol , most people dont realise how damaging that is to your liver if you drink just one beer with a few days wither side of that tylenol.
 

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Meh

20% is the average world wide for single payer portiion of social programs.

not sure why all the patriots don’t think America can do it better than anyone else, I happen to think we can.
I worked in the health care industry for over 20 years and still have family members in it. It is not the health care industrey that is the problem but everyone who has their fingers in the pie. Our biggest problem right now is we are paying for everyone else discounts. We pay for the research, the testing, the long drawn out approval process. The rest of the world says sell it to us at this price or we will rip it off and you get nothing.

Oh and you should know that what other countries charge in taxes has no bearing on what we will pay. We will be at the high end of the scale and even then will have below average healthcare.
 

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And I was gonna add in re: to being a vet... You need to apply. Despite what the government tells you, not all veterans are eligible for health care thru the VA. It's a means-tested system. Several years ago I applied...already had insurance but I just wanted to get into the system. I was denied because our household income was too high. That pissed me off...because it felt like the VA was saying my service was less valuable than some others. That's what gave me the incentive to actually apply for a disability rating in 2017 for an injury I sustained in 1980 and another during the Gulf War period.

I was rated at 60%. So now I get all my health care thru the VA. My DiL is a nursing director with the VA in Alaska. The people working there really try, I think, to provide first rate care. Unfortunately, it's a constant battle swimming upstream against all the VA bureaucracy. In my particular case they don't really seem to want to fix what's wrong so it's a never-ending challenge to diagnose it. I had 7 MRIs last year. And just had another on Fri. Always looking for something, never fixing anything.

Same here with regards to the means-testing. They combine both mine and the wife's income and said we made too much. As far as my service time, the only thing that might have given me a disability would have been headphones on while listening to Morse code. Even then, I wasn't under headphones for that long, and that mostly being while training.
 

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My Dad just passed (today in fact) from bladder cancer and the VA provided excellent care for him including the chemo and surgeries and everything, I’m grateful they cared for him and grateful we are left with zero bills to pay.

Due to my location during the Gulf War the VA has practically been begging me to come in for an assessment (the syndrome from the burn pits) but I’ve only been to the Doctor once in the last 20 years and that was because of a broken ankle and then he did blood work and got me on the statin for cholesterol.

Now that my wife and I are getting older the no insurance thing is starting to stress me out more. If one of us gets a big issue it could take everything we’ve worked for. We have over $20k saved for medical expenses but that’s nothing in our broken medical system in this country. (Broken for middle class/upper middle class without an employer plan)
That is a disgrace to our society, veterans and country! How many have never applied themelves nor worked to prepare for the future and they are entitled to benefit after benefit and still want more...and they get it! Something is wrong, terribly wrong. I believe everyone should have heath care...after they pay theri dues and pay for their fair share. To obtain it free is (____________________) fill in the blank. And everyone should pay taxes the wealthy, middle class and those on welfare. After all, they use all the public facilities we use-libraries, community centers, police protection etc. I'm done now.
 

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My Dad just passed (today in fact) from bladder cancer and the VA provided excellent care for him including the chemo and surgeries and everything, I’m grateful they cared for him and grateful we are left with zero bills to pay.

Due to my location during the Gulf War the VA has practically been begging me to come in for an assessment (the syndrome from the burn pits) but I’ve only been to the Doctor once in the last 20 years and that was because of a broken ankle and then he did blood work and got me on the statin for cholesterol.

Now that my wife and I are getting older the no insurance thing is starting to stress me out more. If one of us gets a big issue it could take everything we’ve worked for. We have over $20k saved for medical expenses but that’s nothing in our broken medical system in this country. (Broken for middle class/upper middle class without an employer plan)
First of all, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May he RIP.
Income doesn’t matter to the VA if your injuries are service connected.
It will be in your best interest to register with the VA considering where and what circumstances you encountered, then apply for a disability rating.
Burn pit issues come on many years later after repeated exposure. Hearing loss from gunfire, PTSD, depression, etc can all factor into what level of rating you could receive.
Contact the service officer of any VFW, or American Legion and set up an appointment with the VA rep that is likely another Veteran.
You will fill out forms, list dates/locations of service, possible areas of injuries and so on.(bring DD-214) Paperwork will be submitted, then the VA will contact you if they feel medical exams are warranted and set appointments for you to be seen.
After the exams are completed, the VA will contact you with information if you have been accepted into the healthcare system and the percentage of disability.
Once that percentage is set that will determine what level of care you can expect from the VA.
If I remember correctly 40% is the magic number to obtain full healthcare.
You earned the right to VA healthcare if you suffered service connected injuries.
I urge you to look into this as has been said by others, we ain’t getting any younger nor more healthy.
 
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