Thursday, March 19, 2009

Obama Administration: We Love the Troops so MUCH We’re Gonna Make’m Pay for Their Own Healthcare Costs...

The Obama administration is looking into ways of saving money.

Good, you say?

Maybe they’ll cut some of those pork-ladden social programs and slash government funds going to radical groups like ACORN?

No such luck.

How’s about America’s servicemen paying for their own healthcare to cover the costs of injuries incurred in fighting on behalf of their country?

Yup, that seems to be about the size of it.

"Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

"But the proposal would be "dead on arrival" if it's sent to Congress, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, said.

"Murray used that blunt terminology when she told Shinseki that the idea would not be acceptable and would be rejected if formally proposed. Her remarks came during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs about the 2010 budget.

"Asked about the proposal, Shinseki said it was under "consideration."

"A final decision hasn't been made yet," he said.

"Currently, veterans' private insurance is charged only when they receive health care from the VA for medical issues that are not related to service injuries, like getting the flu.

"Charging for service-related injuries would violate "a sacred trust," Veterans of Foreign Wars spokesman Joe Davis said. Davis said the move would risk private health care for veterans and their families by potentially maxing out benefits paying for costly war injury treatments."

So, WHY the pretense of "supporting our troops", especially NOW, when such a pretense is hardly needed? So, the Left wants to punish America's Vets for fighting for a nation THEY view as imperialist and evil...OK, then why not just have the guts to say that?!


Bug said...

It's disgusting. The Obama administration wants to give benefits to illgal aliens yet make our military personnel pay for their own health care when their injuries are caused during fighting for our country.

JMK said...

Sadly that's the case Bug....I don't get it either.

But it's BOTH Liberal Democrats and "Moderate" (Country Club) Republicans who want to extend benefits to those here ILLEGALLY - the Country Club Republicasn for "cheap labor" and the Liberal Dems for "cheap votes."

Z said...

We're busy being outraged at AIG bonuses Obama apparently knew about last Fall "I just found OUT, this is OUTRAGEOUS" so he can get this horrid troops thing off the ground while we're busy elsewhere. Leave it to the media to cover for him.......

Anonymous said...

This is all part of the magic show Obama is doing. The plan for the military is to strip them of their care, make them pay for their medical health care, that way now one will want to join the military, remember Obama is not called a commander in chief, he does not want conflict, he wants to talk things over, like a kool cat, and laugh at the results.

Seane-Anna said...

Obama wants to make veterans pay for their service related injuries?! JMK, are you ready to bring a gun to the gun fight NOW?

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