When I agreed to move to the Hill in 2014, I was unaware of the fact that Kaiser Permanente (Senior Advantage) doesn’t service in the area.  I was forced to sign up with the V.A. since I’m 70 and live on a fixed income.

A couple of years ago, the V.A. started the Choice program, whereby vets who lived more than 40 miles from a V.A. facility could use civilian doctors who were signed up with the program.  Choice pays them and the government pays Choice.

A few weeks ago, I woke up with a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck, so I called Choice to see a chiropractor.  I was informed that none of the three chiropractors in this town are signed up with Choice. They gave me an appointment in Hemet.

Now, I can walk to all three local offices, while one is just two doors down from my house, but I can’t use them.  Both local medical facilities were signed up with Choice when I needed them in the past, why should chiropractors not be aboard, too?

I realize the government probably takes a while to pay, but it would be a good source of new business if our local chiropractors showed their support for veterans and made their services available to Choice.  The contact number for signing up is 1-866-606-8198.  I would appreciate the Town Crier printing any responses to this request, as we have enough veterans in this town to justify an American Legion post.

Barry J. Fox


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