According to Holliman, the VA said it would not cover the cost of the limbs, while Medicare said there'd be a copay required.
"I was sent there by my country...with the understanding that if something bad happened to me, that it would be covered by the VA.".
The newspaper reported that Holliman received his prosthetics in August from the national company Hanger, which produces them.
According to Holliman, the Medicare paperwork said there would be a copay, and Holliman did not want to pay since he expected the VA to cover the costs in the end.
A Bronze Star veteran in Collins is caught in limbo over prosthetic legs he needs to live an independent life and a fight surrounding who should pay for them.
"I was here for one thing — to get my prosthetic legs, learn how to walk in 'em, and go home," the veteran told the Ledger.
This article has been updated with a comment from a VA spokesperson and information provided by a Medicare press officer. »