Obama to Bill Combat Wounded for Medical Care

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!

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19 Responses to Obama to Bill Combat Wounded for Medical Care

  1. Eric says:

    This is bullshit…

    Ass backwards too. VA/military health care has always been the closest to nationalized health care in the sense that it was the government paying for it and damn well should for obvious reasons, TOO DAMN obvious.

    Substandard care at that in most instances.

    So, they would love to nationalize health care, or socialize it for every Tom, Dick, and Mary who’s too damn lazy to work, the chronic unemployed, welfare having, entitlement seeking, steal and redistribute the wealth from those who know what personal responsibility means, who have EARNED it, and worked hard to have their slice of the American dream.

    EARNED it being the operative word. Nobody has earned it or deserves it more than the military and it’s veterans.

    Hells fire INMATES in prison, child molesters, murders, and rapists get FREE tax payer health care. Do they get billed? If they do it can’t be much, if at all, and how would they pay for it besides these petty prison jobs that pay virtually nothing? As far as I know the prisons medical staff stays pretty busy giving out psych drugs and bandaging up those worthless POS on a daily basis.

    But combat Soldiers/Marines have to go the LONG way around for meds and bandages? WTF??

    Give FREE health care to illegal immigrants?

    THESE people would or do get taxpayer health care and combat veterans don’t? Reimbursed? My God that takes forever anyway with the current system in place. I should know, I’m a disabled combat veteran!

    As if the bureaucracy wasn’t bad enough, the red tape thick enough.

    THIS should anger ALL veterans regardless of politics. This SHOULD be one more thing that gets that messiah wanna be socialist, troop hating, halfrican out of there in 2012. Geez, the damage he’s doing and gonna do will take 40 years to un-fk.

  2. Eric, you are clueless about medical care in prisons, jails etc. However, your point is well taken.

    As I posted over at CLO about this issue early today. This is nothing less than an insult of the first magnitude. For any elected officials at any level that supports this there is only one appropriate response.

    Tar&Feather them, followed in very close order by a noose. After all, we wouldn’t want them to suffer like our vets would we now..?

    Would we..?

  3. Deron says:

    I guess I’ll have to pay for insurance yet Congress doesn’t! Fuck em all, if that is what we get for defending our Country then why not make us buy our own uniforms and weapons. I don’t know how everyone else feels but this “PIECE OF SHIT” we are forced to call POTUS can kiss my “FREE WHITE ASS”. God Bless!

  4. Eric says:

    Patrick you would be correct about being clueless about prisons, never been in jail nor worked in one, nor care too thus a few questions marks about it in that particular paragraph…

    I’d like to know HOW they are taken care of if not by federal tax dollars if its a federal prison and state if it’s on that level or whatever. IF they have to pay and don’t are they thrown in jail for it lol…

    That’s entirely off on another topic, my e mails available for the enlightenment. 1leatherneck@gmail.com

    At any rate this crap is very disturbing.

    Fred I think you know how I feel about him, he can kiss my free white ass as well.

  5. Let me make this statement up front:

    My father is DEAD. He died on February 11th of 2009, at the age of 88. He served the USAF and the USAAC since 1941.

    Monitoring his health care and his benefits, I clearly recognized that Tricare primarily covers EVERYTHING.

    He is gone.

    But our own, our rapier-like sharpened WARRIORS are about to receive NOTHING.

    Let me say this up front: May Barack Obama go straight to fucking HELL for screwing our Warrior class over like this.

    He is doing nothing but guaranteeing we have NO Warrior Class in the FUTURE!

    BZ

  6. Doc Roy says:

    Well, isn’t this a bitch! Obanosan doesn’t deserve even a bit of use of any of our armed forces. Since he commands them I see no reason for anyone “protecting” him. Incidentally, where are the big camps located that are being built by FEMA for Obama’s new civilian army? I read of them on Faultline USA. Absolutely terrifying.

  7. Doc Roy says:

    It seems every personel move made by the Obamameister is a move to install the most radical freaks into positions of real influence into all levels of our government–especially positions of leadership. Just today, in his first action of this kind, he named a lawyer by the name of David Hamilton to the Circuit Courts. David Hamilton is an long-time ACORN “activist”. Just wait until these freaks get their wind and begin to assert their authority and influence in our country. We are goners!

  8. Carl says:

    I would not be surprised if the next things Obama-rama-ding-dong will do is to repeal the G.I. Bill, reinstate the draft, make ‘em serve with no pay, cut the military budge by 75% or more and then whine when desertions increase and the military is unable to effective defend anything due to Obama-rama-ding-dong’s emasculation of the troops.

    Folks, it hasn’t been the first 100 days yet and Obama-rama-ding-a-ling still hasn’t done much right nor has been very Presidential.

    Maybe Rush Limbaugh is right…it’s not Barry speaking but his teleprompter telling Barry what to say and do. That’s it…Barry is being controlled by the HAL9000!!! That explains EVERYTHING!

  9. BobF says:

    BZ, my condolences on the loss of your father.

  10. BobF says:

    What really gets me is the arrogance of this literal SOB where he refused to listen.

    “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.”

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  12. brwnavy says:

    Obambi is holding firm on this issue. This may well be the proverbial straw that broke the camels back.

    The usurpers in DC need to be sent a message that we the people will not stand by while our veterans are shit on by a bunch of no-load dip-dunks.
    Screw them. As a Vietnam veteran I am completely outraged by this.

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  14. BobF says:

    It was reported tonight on the news that Obama has reversed his decision on this. Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress were raising the roof on this.

    Some info. This proposal by Obama already affects military retirees. Every year we’re required to fill out paperwork stating if we have private health insurance and with whom. Even if a military retiree uses military medical facilities, they will bill his/her private insurance for care provided. I don’t have private health insurance because I would have to pay additional for it through my employer and I already have to pay premiums for the free health care I was proposed for 20 years or more of faithful service to this nation. Although retirees who have TRICARE Prime pay premiums, they’re nothing compared to what getting private insurance on my own would cost. But, GW Bush wanted to increase our premiums to make them more in line with private insurance. Believe it or not, Democrats in Congress put a stop to it. My own Republican senator, Kit Bond, wouldn’t even respond when I wrote him about it.

  15. TexasFred says:

    And damn well they SHOULD reverse this bullshit!!

    It appears that Obama is a real pussy when challenged, at least so far, but the orders for the *assimilation* haven’t been given yet…

  16. BobF says:

    I heard it on the NBC Nightly News. It’s on their website too. Scroll down on Latest Program.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/

    This should be the direct link to the video.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#29763338

  17. TexasFred says:

    Good work Bob, it IS appreciated… The Obamessiah lacks balls I think!!

  18. Carl Andrews says:

    How in the hell could the man who is supposed to be our CIC even propose such a hairbrained idea?
    Fred, I would have been here yesterday but I got so pissed off when I read this that I slammed the mouse so hard I broke the damn thing!
    I’m still too pissed off to make a rational comment.

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