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Q35:   I had an emergency room visit a couple of months ago to the ER. I'm enrolled in the VA system & cannot afford other medical insurance. The VA paid for some of the ER visit but now the hospital is billing me for another $1100. On the letters the VA sends out after they pay it says paid in full, but am I responsible for whatever the hospital charges beyond that?  

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A1:   That depends on your situation if you did not notify the VA within 48 hours that you were in the emergency room then they have no obligation to pay the bill. If you did notify the VA then they pay the hospital bill but there are doctors bills for attending physicians that are separate from the hospital bill.  (AP)  3/3/18


A2:   In regards to answer 1. You do not owe any doctor bill if the VA paid your bill. They tried this with me and when I notified VA, they paid the bill. I am however, 100%.  (RC)  3/3/18


A3:  Things may have changed however approximately 8 years ago I went down on my Harley and went with my girlfriend to Kasier because it was her insurance and she bitched and complained then told me unless I had X-rays and allowed them to sew me up that she wouldn't either so I gave up and ran up a bill over a K and submitted it to the. VA because they were my provider and it was rejected and I had to fight that battle for more than a year all the way up to my Congressman and that is when they finally gave up and paid Kasier.  (MK)  11/26/20