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I-Team: Healthcare loophole can leave veterans responsible for emergency bills

Released 5/7/19 at WHIOTV | Tags: Class Actions, Veteran's Benefits

Department of Veteran Affairs representatives said only a single $12 reimbursement has been paid under the law meant to stop the VA from denying payment for non-VA emergency care, a congressional aide familiar with specifics of a meeting between congressional staff and the VA told News Center 7’s I-Team.

Veteran owed nearly $50K in improper billing

Part of that VA emergency care regulation is also known as the “Staab Rule.”  Today Richard Staab, the veteran behind the national case that changed the rule’s language, still remains without a refund from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

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