Sunday 16th December 2018

CATASTROPHIC VA FAIL

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Clients of the VA Spina Bifida Program are children of Vietnam vets suffering birth defects attributed by VA to their birth parent’s exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam war. There are thousands of such birth defect children of war vets recognized by VA.

Since 2008 a law has existed — SECTION 408 of Public Law 110-387, encoded in the US CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS as 38 US 1803 — to provide ALL clients of the VA Spina Bifida Program with all encompassing comprehensive healthcare coverage with no exceptions.  Comprehensive means comprehensive.  This care includes a VA SBP paid, state licensed social worker to act as the clients case manager. The case manager handles management of all healthcare for the client and protection of the clients legal rights and safety.  The case manager forwards any and ALL  healthcare bills to the Spina Bifida Program for payment.  The client pays no co-pays or deductibles.

This law also requires the VA Spina Bifida Program to provide all SBP clients with anywhere from six to 168 hours per week of in home Homemaker and Home Health Aide care as needed. The number of hours per week depending on the clients need as determined by their primary care physician. This HHHA care is for simple at home healthcare services, housekeeping and companionship.

The same law provides for………………………………………………………………………..

VA SPINA BIFIDA PROGRAM FAIL

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In 2008 Congressman Brad Ellsworth (D IN-08) sponsored HR 5729 –” The VA Spina Bifida Program Improvement and Expansion Act,”  The intention of this bill was to provide comprehensive healthcare to clients of the VA Spina Bifida Program, such as my daughter Honey Sue. The bill was passed as SECTION 408 of Public Law 110-387 and signed into law by President GW Bush.

For reasons that remain a mystery, the…………….

38 U.S. Code § 1803 – VA Spina Bifida Program

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RULES VA MUST FOLLOW FOR SB PROGRAM EFFECTIVE OCT 2008 

38 U.S. Code § 1803 – Health care for clients of VA Spina Bifida Program

 

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In accordance with regulations which the Secretary SHALL ………..

VA OGC RULING on Spina Bifida Program

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JUNE 2013 VA Office of General Counsel Ruling on VA Spina Bifida Program Benefits posted in honor of Agent Orange Birth Defect Children Honey Sue Newby and Amie Frost

 

Department of Memorandum Veterans Affairs
Date: June 13, 2013 VAOPGCADV 5-2013
From: General Counsel (023)
Subj: Health Care for Spina Bifida Beneficiaries
To: Chief Business Officer (10NB)

 

QUESTIONS PRESENTED:

Does VA have authority to ………………………………

Think for yourself

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Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Thanksgiving Day in New Harmony, Indiana is over. The next big event here is CHRISTMAS IN NEW HARMONY. 

Thanksgiving Day 2018  is over, and most of us are as grateful as we want to be. I am grateful for family, friends and for being an American. I am most grateful for living here in New Harmony, Indiana. It is quiet here and peaceful. Our town has a spiritual ambiance. New Harmony is one of……………………………….

GLOBAL CROSS ROADS MULTICULTURAL FEST

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The New Harmony, Indiana  GLOBAL CROSS ROADS MULTICULTURAL FEST    is one of my favorite New Harmony events. This festival attracts a mixture of art, culture, food, languages and view points from around the world. And, all of this gets blended together right here in New Harmony, Indiana.  This is an event that should uplift us all.

I am a pacifist, who believes …………………………..

Trump Promises Health Care for ALL

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Thoughts from from New Harmony, Indiana

VIDEO: TRUMP PROMISES HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS REGARDLESS OF ABILITY TO PAY  

Medicare is cheaper than private insurance for several reasons. Some of them are: economy of scale, no profits, no advertising, no executive yachts, no private jets. It is way past time to catch up with the rest of the world by having Medicare for all.

It is……………………………..

Poker in New Harmony Indiana

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Poker involves math, psychology, patience, deviousness and well timed aggression. Poker is also an an equal opportunity game. At the poker table, no one cares, who your Daddy was, or who you rub shoulders with at happy hour. Poker tests character. If you are ruled by greed, animosity, prejudices, arrogance or impatience,  you will soon get your clock cleaned at poker. I love poker for all of those reasons.

When I was a kid, ………………

TOMES WON’T DEBATE

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Jim Tomes, took a pretty ugly slap at me, in a recent Courier Press quote. I have spent the  past two years trying to befriend Jim Tomes in hopes of influencing him in a progressive direction. We have had numerous and lengthy phone conversations, some of which I have…………………………

New Harmony, Indiana Events Oct 2018

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Links to some events in New Harmony, Indiana for  October 2018

Displaying the Art Work of  Leota Williams Loop

 Dulcimer  Festival &  Workshop 

Culture and Language Conference

Ghoulish Gallery Disco with cash bar

Growing Figs in New Harmony Indiana

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People are surprised, that I am able to grow    FIGS  here in New Harmony Indiana. I grow a variety of cold tolerant fig called a Chicago Hardy. They flourish here in Posey County. They grow like a weed. And, all of mine have produced figs on the first or second year, after they were STARTED FROM A CUTTING.  I started my first ones in 2007, and I have had figs every year since 2008. A couple of times, they have frozen completely back to the ground, but when that has happened, they always have ……………….

After the War?

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I notice little things. Some detractors might say, that’s because I have a small mind. Maybe so, but here’s one small thing, that I notice.

When people talk about World war II vets, they often refer to what those vets did after the war. But when people talk about Vietnam vets, they never say after the war. I talking about Vietnam vets, people always refer to after the vet got out of the service rather than after the war.

I have thought about ……………….