Veterans Affairs Healthcare - LVAD and Heart TransplantMon, 10/22/2018 - 7:27PM
My brother received his LVAD on 8/30/18 and fortunately was also approved for disability; however, we just learned that when SSDI kicks Jan 2019, he will lose Medicaid....leaving him without any insurance to continue care for LVAD and he won't be eligible for heart transplant. This week he learned he can get VA healthcare benefits.
Has anyone navigated VA healthcard for their LVAD or for Heart Transplant? How easy/hard is it to use? Is the care good? He has his first VA dr visit at the end of this week because they said he had to have a primary care physician to start using VA. We are concerned and VA may his only option, which is truly better than nothing considering meds and labs. Sure would like to hear from anyone that uses the VA for their care.