Bookreader.....I would hate to think that a decision was made to attend a SA based upon cost for surgery IF you had any idea that it was going to occur. I am curious, did he medically qualify or was something waived?
I think that a wide range of factors go into the decision to attend a SA. Everyone has different factors that are important to them and their individual situation.
When my cadet started at his SA, we had no knowledge about any of this. I didn't expect we'd ever need to know about medical coverage while at WP. I didn't even know that he'd have med insurance - this was a complete surprise to me. I thought we'd need to keep him on our plan. He experienced a common sports injury while at his SA. Since he has played in sports for most of his life, we are familiar with some of the common injuries. He medically qualified - no waivers needed. That was the easiest part of the application process for him.
OK, sorry but I though maybe you had implied he knew something was wrong, elected to ignore it knowing it would be repaired in service because of the cost to repair it outside. I am happy to hear he had the issue fixed and is doing well, and you are right a whole lot of cadets at all the SA's end up with injuries, some bad some not so bad....it's the nature of the beast. I was just curious if it was a waiver issue and how the SA handled it because it was known. Thanks!