I am a 64-year old retired male who spent four Viet Nam era (not "in country") years in the U.S. Navy with no service related disability. If I have a VA card or equivalent I can get some minor discounts at a few places such as McDonalds. My paranoid side says that I want nothing to do with the VA, and I should stay away, because I want nothing to do with being on one more government list. Neither do I want to mess up any private insurance coverage (Kaiser through COBRA for a few more months with coverage that I like) due to questions of who do I have to go to for specific health care issues. Does anyone here have knowledge of pros and cons for a person without service related disabilities signing up with the VA? Thanks.