Obama to Bill Combat Wounded for Medical Care
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!”
Commander Rehbein was among a group of senior officials from veterans service organizations joining the President, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Steven Kosiak, the overseer of defense spending at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The group’s early afternoon conversation at The White House was precipitated by a letter of protest presented to the President earlier this month. The letter, co-signed by Commander Rehbein and the heads of ten colleague organizations, read, in part, ” There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran’s personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide. While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable.”
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Obama to Bill Combat Wounded for Medical Care
I sent this story to my Son and some of the troops in his National Guard Unit. They are preparing for another deployment early next year. My question to them is this: Knowing this, knowing what Obama and Company have in store for you if you get hurt, are you still eager to get this deployment underway?
I am NOT trying to subvert the efforts of our DoD or Military, but it appears that Barack Hussein Obama has even less of a clue where the military is concerned than his clueless predecessor. George W. Bush was one of the most ill prepared and uninformed leaders this nation has ever known. His military experience was limited at best. Barack Hussein Obama is making Bush look like he may have been a descendant of Gen. George S. Patton.
We hear tales of state Governors asking for National Guard troops to protect the border of this nation, the place where our Guard troops actually NEED to be, and we here that Obama has no intention of militarizing our border.
We hear that a police-state control grid is now being put into place. 20,000 regular Army troops are now being deployed to control the streets of the U.S. and that F.E.M.A. is building giant detention center camps in every region of the country in preparation for massive riots. (See HR 645 – which merges local governments and the police under Federal control).
We hear that Obama ordered the Defense Dept to issue DOD directive 1404.10 establishing a one million person civilian army under Obama’s control. At the same time Obama launched USA Service.org as a recruiting tool to build a completely private army outside of government control and only answerable to Obama.
Now we hear that Barack Hussein Obama has plans to bill Combat Wounded for Medical Care? I know our troops have always pretty much gotten the *slick end of the stick* once wars were over, it’s been that way all the way back to Revolutionary War times, but this is beyond ridiculous. This poser, this unqualified IDIOT, Obama, is the CiC and he wants to basically abandon the troops that he commands? He wants to send them to battle and then pawn their health care off on private insurance? Apparently he hates these troops as much as the pre-election rumors claimed!
This is the message I have sent to my Son and some fellow troops: “You guys might want to get this in print and passed around through the ranks…”, and if my readers have any military family members, military contacts or just want to do the right thing by taking this up with your Congress and Senate members, I believe that it’s the right thing to do and this IS the RIGHT time to do it. This needs to be seen, this needs to be addressed by ALL real Americans, the ones that still love what’s left of this nation!