I have refrained these past few weeks from getting into much politically, but when I see something that has to do with our troops, such as this. Well, I am compelled to post it:
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!”
This is a mistake Mr. President. The effect of this will be on veterans having to pay more, and premiums will go up. This impacts the middle-class and lower classes, everyone. But not surprising, to spend like our government is will require new and creative ways to tax, and that includes all of us, not just the evil rich people making over 250k.
Also, why are the Democrats so concerned with “quick” and undemocratic debate concerning things like the stimulus bill and now the disastrous Cap and Trade Bill. This is not democracy in action, this is not change. Well, thankfully, some Democrats are starting to speak out.
And before you cry out that the debate on global warming as a man made thing is over, maybe read this.
O.k. I feel better, no political posts for, hopefully, a month or so…