The military healthcare system literally told my active duty father that he couldn’t make an appointment because he was DEAD. Then the woman on the phone said,”have a nice day, Sir!”
@SchroedingerPussPuss, the fvck?!?
@megamanx181x, I had a veteran buddy who had a hell of a time trying to get a prosthetic leg from the VA because there was no record of him having lost his leg. Doc looked down at his stump like, "I know this is stupid, but whatdya want me to do about it? Here, fill out this paperwork."
@SchroedingerPussPuss, yes, I'm throwing the bullshjt card on this claim.
@occasionalmutant, have you ever worked with Tricare? They don’t have their shjt together now let alone in 1998... PRE-Y2K bud.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, our healthcare in the military is free for a reason...
@occasionalmutant, there are actually a few cases of people with falsely reported deaths having problems throughout history. The main reason its a problem is that people will often try to use dead people to try to commit identity fraud, so they cant just take someone's word for it
@SchroedingerPussPuss, so you're using a story from over 22 years ago to comment on current system. Taking things out of context is an easy way to mislead. While any system, including Tricare, can make mistakes, one episode from decades ago, doesn't characterize the whole system. And yes, I am familiar with Tricare, and CHAMPUS. I was in the military then, came back into the military after medical school in 1998. The vast majority of military medicine consists of honest, hard working people. If you don't have personnel experience, please decline from opinion based commentary.
@Darth Panserbjorne, that is true for any system, and is not unique to the military healthcare system. He was relating a second hand fact from over 22 years ago, and implying that it is representative of a widespread current problem.
@WhoseLineIsItAnyway, have you served. I was an airborne ranger, and later an army physician. The vast majority of care is high we quality. The bad stories make the news, while people like you ignore the good stories. Look up the Center for the Intrepid - world class care that changed the way we do medicine
@occasionalmutant, you are correct.
@occasionalmutant, nope I’m still active duty. Some of the stuff is fine, but non-life-threatening things can be tough to get taken care of. Like mental health issues, gynecology (for wife), and elective surgeries like LASIK (had to wait 1.5 years for an appt).
And thus the swap was complete. No one would think twice about "Charles" again. Oh the wife had her suspicions, the research wasn't perfect, but a nice lil stint in the looneybin for "hysteria" sorted that all out. And with that Randy was gone...
“Wait doc I ain’t dead!”
“Excuse me, I’M the doctor..”
Obvious time traveler.
*shrugs* guess I'll die
How can you be so certain?
Common problem back then