I am Currently visiting the states to get some things taken care of, and My VA nurse told me that the new "See the Doctor of your choice" thing is for people Vet's that live a certain distance from a VA facility. And he did state any facility, not just a VA Hospital. BUT we did not discuss the option for those of us Living in other countries. So when i go back in next week, I will ask him about it, and find out where to get as much REAL information about the situation as I can. and I will post it here after that.
Getting healthcare overseas
As a Veteran living or traveling abroad, you can receive medical care for VA service-connected disabilities through our VA Foreign Medical Program. Under this program, we assume payment responsibility for the necessary treatment of service-connected disabilities. You can visit our Foreign Medical Programpage for more information. There are regional toll-free phone numbers on this page that you can call for additional assistance
Just in case some of you do not know, there is a VA facility in Pasay City PI. , that we can go to. Here is the Link below.