Veterans Day, is one of those days we should all stop to thank the courageous men and women who fought and gave their lives for our country, freedom and to secure a way of life that far exceeded what we've known. We should also honor our vets every day of the year, not just one set aside by the awareness groups.
Many of our veterans are having trouble where they can't afford many of the medications they need for osteoporosis, as well as all other necessary medications and treatments. They may have health coverage, in most cases, but their co-pay is high and beyond their meager monthly incomes especially if they are disabled.
So for Veterans Day, and every day, we'd like to give all our vets a list of resources they can access to help with their medical treatments, prescription meds and any other help they may need.
It's a disgrace that these men and women who put their lives on the line for us, now struggle to get health care. Hopefully some are on some other coverage besides the VA, through employment after their service, but not all are and we have so many disabled vets, which mean they don't have access to secondary insurance coverage, in most cases, to help pay for their on-going health concerns.
Please join us here at HealthCentral in saluting and supporting these men and women who have literally changed our world for the better.
See the list below for some resources for Veterans and their families who need help with health care costs.
- Veterans Benefits Explained from Military.com
- Lifeline for Vets When they Need Us National Vet Foundation
- Who's Eligible for Aid & Improved Pension VeteranAid.org
What a sad legacy this is if we can't help the very people who are responsible for our existence in this world. So join us and help any way you can. If you have time, volunteer at your local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VWF) and all the many other veteran associations out there. They need us now more than ever!