Re: VA Medical Care
I've gone to the Washington DC VA med center. There are 4 community clinics, but I haven't been to them. One is closer to where I work, but is in a SCARY neighborhood, as opposed to merely bad one the Med Center is in. Another is in northern VA, but reasonably inconvient to both my home & work. Since we are proudly #1 for the worst traffic in the country, location is a kind of big deal.
I think in Fort Wayne, IN (originally from there) they pretty much closed the VA hospital and let people see local "civilian" doctors. I just dream of the day they let the rest of us do that. I think Medicare "Part V" would be a great option.