Passport health insurance deductible is a controversial law, and a lot of people believe that if they don’t pay it they’ll die.
But a new lawsuit, filed on behalf of a retired U.S. Marine Corps veteran who had to pay it, will have you believe otherwise.
The veteran, who wished to remain anonymous, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2009.
Since then, he has been able to walk, talk and drive again.
The problem is that, despite having the same symptoms, he was unable to access insurance coverage due to his preexisting condition.
That meant that he couldn’t afford to buy the life insurance that he needs.
After years of trying to get the law changed, the veteran and his family received a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that explained that the $400 deductible was not a federal entitlement and that it was up to individual states to decide if and when they should be required to cover this new medical expense.
He was also told that the federal government is only paying out a small percentage of the cost.
The VA also stated that the money would be spent on other veterans.
“If your state does not provide health care coverage for these medications or you have not paid the deductible, VA will provide coverage to you for the same amount,” the letter read.
“VA is not obligated to pay the deductible for you because your state has not provided such coverage, and therefore your state is not a ‘covered state’ under this rule.”
In other words, the government will be required by the federal law to pay some portion of the costs of the new drug or device that will be needed by veterans who are unable to pay up front.
But the veteran’s family has filed a lawsuit claiming that the VA has been paying the entire cost of the drug or the device it will need without his consent, and is attempting to use that as an excuse to impose a new federal mandate that will force them to pay.
The lawsuit claims that the Veteran’s Act violates the Veteran Retirement System Act, which requires that all retirees have health insurance coverage.
“The Veteran’s and Dependent Care Act, enacted by Congress, does not require a covered state to provide health coverage for the prescription, maintenance and prescription drug costs of covered individuals,” the lawsuit reads.
“As a result, a veteran who has health insurance, regardless of their health status, may be forced to pay for the treatment and/or the medications required to maintain their health care.”
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and an injunction to prevent the VA from imposing a new law that requires the Veteran to pay a higher amount.
The Veterans Affairs department has responded to the lawsuit and has denied any wrongdoing.
“We have been working closely with the Department for more than a year on the implementation of the Veterans’ Act and our work has been successful,” the VA spokesperson told CBS News.
“Our goal is to provide a fair, affordable, effective, and accessible benefit that meets the needs of veterans, their families and the health care professionals who care for them.”
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has not responded to requests for comment.
However, the VA claims that this lawsuit is an attempt to delay the implementation.
“This lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal actions filed against the Department and VHA in response to the Veterans Act,” a spokesperson told The Associated Press.
The Veteran’s Lawsuit is one of several lawsuits filed by veterans against the VA. “
However, in this instance, we are pursuing a legal strategy to delay implementation of VHA’s health care program until the litigation is resolved.”
The Veteran’s Lawsuit is one of several lawsuits filed by veterans against the VA.
The other suits have been filed in federal court in New York, Texas and Alabama.
The former Marine was able to obtain his medical coverage from his VA employer through the Veterans Health Insurance Program (VHI).
The lawsuit, however, was filed on his behalf, so it’s not clear if he will receive the full amount he was originally promised.
According to the New York Times, the case is the first lawsuit that challenges the federal mandate in this way.
“In this case, the veterans’ attorney is representing them, but the VA says the veterans are the only ones to whom the new law applies,” the Times reported.
“Mr. Krieger was able by his VA coverage to receive a prescription for a blood-clotting drug for Parkinson’s, which the VA was paying for with a tax-funded check.
Mr. Kriegers claim is that he was not allowed to buy it because his VA was not reimbursed for the cost of his prescription.”
“The lawsuit was filed in U.A. Superior Court in New Jersey and the Veterans Affairs Department of Health in Washington, D.C.,” the Times wrote.
“It is unclear whether Mr. Khielgers will be able to see the