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Military Veterans and Treatment .
    Hello all, just a fyi to military Veterans.
        I have been seeing many posts re; Treatment costs and insurance hassles. I just want to make sure the Vets . out there know that Treatment is available for all veterans Honorably discharged . I have had great treatment through the v.a. from diagnosis/ biop., to treatment options. almost all free. so check it out!   * 1 in ten, military vets. have hep. C.*  
             Aloha, R.
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146021 tn?1237208487
I had no idea that tx was free. I was honorably d/ced in '78. Where did you get the stats on one in ten?
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FYI, don't get too excited, the status you are given depends on your income.  I applied, and they agreed that yes, I was eligible, BUT i was in like the very last H? group so I would never have received treatment because I made more money than the minimum allowed.  I also felt like I had good insurance, and there were more folks that needed help worse than I did, so I didn't petition for further review or anything....

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New info to me as well... I did 10 years and 'Honorably D'ed' in 83... haven't heard about the freebie and would like to know more... I am (somewhat) high paid exec and have great beny's but would like to know my 'rights' if I do have them...
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208237 tn?1190189205
    I posted info sites above in new thread . enjoy!  Yes I believe people with high pay and insurance  may not need this but  for many of us this is good info.  Thxs. for feedback all you!
                                                    R.
  P.S .  I find the jet gun vaccination info interesting, I remember being in a long line near a Field tent @ ft.Ord. getting "shots" from a gun on both arms at once they never even wipped the tip off.  aloha!
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I too am fighting the VA for hep c service connection. I was in Marines 69-72, stationed in Pendleton. I have been looking for buddy letters, or any other kind of help, and since I have researched day and night, I might have some info you don't have, so ask away! One comment to the person talking about treatment, drugs and the cost. I am on Peg-Intron and ribaviran. I ran out of insurance, and for some reason, didn't go to VA. I get my meds totally free of cost thru Scherling-Plough and their commitment to care program. My meds are Fed-ex'ed to me once a month, so if you have ran out of options, they are out there.
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146021 tn?1237208487
I still don't see where the info is re: vets and incidence of hep c. Have any idea? This is an old post (2007) and I'm not sure where livindabest posted his info.

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