Obama Plans to Raise Money by Charging Veterans for Medical Care
One has to marvel at the hutspa of this guy. Military Veterans, wounded in service to thier country would have to have private insurance reemburse the VA for continued treatment of service related injuries. These are citizens who were promiced the country they gave their bodies for would cover the cost of their care.
Contact: Craig Roberts of The American Legion, +1-202-263-2982 Office, +1-202-406-0887 Cell
WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.
"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."
The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, "This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans!"
One should not be shocked, promises to Obama are like toilet paper, use them and toss them.
All this because he wants to raise some cash for some other vote buying scheme. Maybe if he's so hard up he should cancel one of his many parties at the white house such as the St. Patrick's Day - budget bash scheduled for the 17th.
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