Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Supporting The Troops (Cont'd): Bushevik Homefront Insurance Program Refuses/Reduces Vets' Counseling Expenses

Tricare, the Govt. program that covers out-care for returning vets, is stretched thin, and is cutting payments to therapists counseling returning vets. This is of a piece with the standard reply of the military to soldiers' complaints of 'battle stress'/PTSD, which the hierarchy regards as a species of malingering.

Via Truthout.Org:

By Kimberly Hefling - The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Jun 11, 2007 13:29:04 EDT

WASHINGTON — Soldiers returning from war are finding it more difficult to get mental health treatment because military insurance is cutting payments to therapists, on top of already low reimbursement rates and a tangle of red tape.

Wait lists now extend for months to see a military doctor and it can takes weeks to find a private therapist willing to take on members of the military. The challenge appears great in rural areas, where many National Guard and Reserve troops and their families live...

Roughly one-third of returning soldiers seek out mental health counseling in their first year home. They are among the 9.1 million people covered by Tricare, a number that grew by more than 1 million since 2001.

Tricare’s psychological health benefit is “hindered by fragmented rules and policies, inadequate oversight and insufficient reimbursement,” the Defense Department’s mental health task force said last month after reviewing the military’s psychological care system.

The Tricare office that serves Fort Campbell, Ky., and Fort Bragg, N.C. — Army posts with heavy war deployments — told task force members that it routinely fields complaints about the difficulty in locating mental health specialists who accept Tricare...

Not unlike the way the Pukes are pro-life right up until birth, these egregious Fucktards are 'pro-troop,' until they get home. Then they're on their own.

These fuckers just disgust me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We'll 'support' you if you're out in the field killing brown people and taking their shit. If not, fuck ya.