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Following VA Town Hall Meeting – More Confusion – Delays Over ‘Choice Cards’ [YouTube]

A small hospital in Mineral County has given voice to frustrations by area veterans over confusion and delays in using the new 'Choice Cards' touted at a town hall meeting in Missoula on January 14.

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Veterans Turn Out in Droves For Visit From Montana VA Officials – Tester Proposes Legislation [YouTube]

Over a hundred western Montana veterans turned out Wednesday evening at the National Guard and Reserve Center to meet with state VA officials.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: A general view of atmosphere during New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: A general view of atmosphere during New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Happy New Year — 2015!!

Human Knowledge doubles every 13 months. Using that theory we should be twice as smart next December as we are today. Other than Congress of course.

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: A doctor at the Accident and Emergency department of the recently opened Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 7, 2011 in Birmingham, England. The new Queen Elizabeth Hospital accommodates 1,213 beds and 30 operating theatres. The super hospital has a 100-bed intensive care unit - the largest in Europe - and the largest single floor critical care unit in the world. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: A doctor at the Accident and Emergency department of the recently opened Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 7, 2011 in Birmingham, England. The new Queen Elizabeth Hospital accommodates 1,213 beds and 30 operating theatres. The super hospital has a 100-bed intensive care unit - the largest in Europe - and the largest single floor critical care unit in the world. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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How to Talk to Your Doctor

With the growing changes in healthcare more of the burden for the kind of care you receive is in your hands as much as your healthcare provider.

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial began this morning October 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. A federal judge will decide if the City of Detroit is even eligible to be in bankruptcy court. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial began this morning October 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. A federal judge will decide if the City of Detroit is even eligible to be in bankruptcy court. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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How Much Money Will You Need To Retire?

How much money will you need to have in some form of retirement account to maintain or increase your current standard of living?

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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 13: Hisham Uadadeh walks out of Leading Insurance Agency after enrolling in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on February 13, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Numbers released by the government showed that about 3.3 million people signed up for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act through the end of January. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 13: Hisham Uadadeh walks out of Leading Insurance Agency after enrolling in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on February 13, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Numbers released by the government showed that about 3.3 million people signed up for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act through the end of January. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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How’s That Affordable Care Act Working Out For You?

People confuse “Healthcare” and “Health Insurance.” The Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as some people refer to it, is insurance — not healthcare.

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MANCHESTER, NH - JANUARY 08: Harriet Boylan heads into a voting booth to cast her vote in the New Hampshire presidential primary at the Ward 3 Carol M. Rines Center January 8, 2008 in Manchester, New Hampshire. New Hampshire residents vote today in the nation's first presidential primary. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - JANUARY 08: Harriet Boylan heads into a voting booth to cast her vote in the New Hampshire presidential primary at the Ward 3 Carol M. Rines Center January 8, 2008 in Manchester, New Hampshire. New Hampshire residents vote today in the nation's first presidential primary. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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What Does It Mean To Vote?

My decisions, along with millions of others like me, will have a profound effect on my life and those following in the future.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: (L-R) Humana Government Business President Tim McClain, The Studer Group Chief Operating Officer Dan Collard and the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths Chairman Betsy McCaughey testify before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee about the bureacracy in veterans health care in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee is reviewing all aspects of veterans care after it was discovered that Veterans Health Administration officials manipulated medical waiting lists and delayed care for thousands of veterans. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: (L-R) Humana Government Business President Tim McClain, The Studer Group Chief Operating Officer Dan Collard and the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths Chairman Betsy McCaughey testify before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee about the bureacracy in veterans health care in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee is reviewing all aspects of veterans care after it was discovered that Veterans Health Administration officials manipulated medical waiting lists and delayed care for thousands of veterans. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The Checkered Past of the Veteran’s Administration

The US Government is great at passing out money for every feel good, vote-getting program they can find. But they suck at policing those programs.

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It’s A Small World After All

You never know why people’s paths cross. This young student has a thirst for other cultures. His goal is to travel the world and learn more about it

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Health Robert Petzel are sworn in before testifying to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face to get medical care May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. The American Legion called Monday for the resignation of Shinseki amid reports by former and current VA employees that up to 40 patients may have died because of delayed treatment at an agency hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Health Robert Petzel are sworn in before testifying to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face to get medical care May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. The American Legion called Monday for the resignation of Shinseki amid reports by former and current VA employees that up to 40 patients may have died because of delayed treatment at an agency hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Tom’s Opinion: Veterans Administration Healthcare In Montana

When a veteran makes an appointment with a VA hospital or local clinic the VA requires that veteran to be seen within a 14-30 day window.

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