On 4/14/2014 I posted and asked that people write to Alayna at the OMMP as they had broadcast a rate reduction, “relating to reduced fees for veterans with disabilities or who receive need-based pensions from the Veterans Administration”.
Today I received notice of the hearing they held on April 16th. No one showed up to testify in person but FOUR of us emailed and gave our input. (We didn’t even have to spend a stamp, just a couple of minutes at the keyboard). Since there were four people who stated their opinions, of course we weren’t heard and all that is puppet-ted back to us is ‘the OHA leadership asked for “this”, so “this” is all we are listening to’. The way the BS works, perhaps that’s all they are allowed to listen to, but a nice follow on would have been, “I will let Tawana Nichols, Section Manager (OMMP) know of your concerns!” Instead, I believe they must think, “Naw… we’ll have none of that! We will ignore the fact that you’re on to us and the more than $7 Million a year excess paid in, in fees, by those sick, in pain, and dying”. It’s likely a game to them to see how much they can bilk us for.
I admit, this wasn’t my best letter to them – but I am so sick and tired of their outrageous fees when there is such an overage, that I can’t hold my tongue. Below you can read their summary of what the four of us said, their response to our comments, as well as our actual emails. Click on the bottom right corner of the letter and it should make it “full page” for easier reading. If not, please email and I will send you the report if you would like to read it.
Next time we’ll make a difference. Right?