As a Veteran I say absolutely yes! I'm in the VA healthcare system and was never aware of that policy! I didn't even know we were able to get transplants. Just never looked into it. They use Vet's for Ginea Pigs at times that I know! I knew a Nuclear Vet that was drafted in the 50s and was was exposed to radiation from nuclear tests in the Nevada Dessert! 17 blasts the guy was through! Then in Vietnam was exposed to Agent Orange! Actually he was the last sieving Nuclear Vet and the VA could not while he was still living until he died in 2012! He told me he had to go once a month to Milwaukee VA, one of the best in the country, and spend two days in hospital while they would make him swallow this pill and drink stuff and look at all his innards! Draw blood, take samples of everything. Skin from around his outer body. Very small samples of his intestines. Cameras in his stomach! He managed to retire from the Army with 22 years in 1973! 51 to 73. Probably one of the most decent and meek guys you would have ever met! And YES! We drank! He drank only wine as that's all they would allow him to! I just wanted to share this story to everybody on Countable! As for me! Just some crushed bones from service! I get 30%. I was talking to a young man at the VA not long ago who is an amputee, one leg above the knee that was in Afghanistan and that's what Uncle Sam gives him too! 30%. Vet's do not get fully paid healthcare unless they are 50% service connected! It has to be in their service medical records in order for them to claim it! And then we don't get much! There are lazy people on SSI disability that get a whole lot more just because they don't want to work and know how to play that system! Go figure!