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5 years 39 weeks ago, 3:23 PM

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I have not been able to verify yet, to new.

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 11:18 AM

MORNINGS PAPER the WICHITA EAGLE 3/17/2009

VETERANS MAY HAVE TO USE PRIVATE INSURANCE...

"Washington: The OBMA administration is considering making
VETERANS USE PRIVATE INSURANCE
to pay for treatment of combat and service-related injuries.
The plan would be an about-face on what veterans
believe is a longstanding pledge to pay for health care costs that result from their military service.
But in a White House meeting Monday,
veterans groups apparently failed to persuade President Obama to take the plan off the table."

COULD there be more good CHANGES on the way?

THIS FROM A PERSON THAT DID NOT SERVERED HIS COUNTRY!!!

5 years 39 weeks ago, 3:30 PM

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Sounds ominous

5 years 39 weeks ago, 3:43 PM

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Technically, we do

we have health insurance through a company called Tricare that determines whether we can use off-post health care providers for non life threatening issues. We have to get referrals. Once out of the military, if a retiree or combat wounded service member lives more than a certain distance, I think it's 50 miles, from a military hospital, then they act just like civilians with normal healthcare insurance. If this changes more just to cut funds to pay for this stimulus, that will be a big step toward a point of no return for me. Servicemembers who retire or get wounded have certain expectations that are not at all unreasonable. If I spend 20 years in the military, medical care is part of the deal. The government had better not reneg on that when they provide taxpayer funded healthcare for illegal criminal invaders and welfare whores who do nothing except suck up tax dollars.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 3:44 PM

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Patty Murray, D-WA, chairs the committee where this would have to go. She is on record as saying this bill is dead before it hits her committee. If she won't support it, it won't go anywhere. I didn't vote for her--way to lib for me, but if she leads the fight against this and whacks Obama over it, I might have to reconsider.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

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Hope this helps...

American Legion commander “angered” after meeting Obama

March 16, 2009

By Ed Morrissey

......"The Obama administration explains that it wants private insurers who sell coverage to vets to pay their fair share, but there are two things wrong with that argument. First, the United States has a moral obligation to provide treatment for those wounded in the service of their country. That’s a commitment we make to the people who enlist in military, and should not get outsourced.

Second, vets with service-related injuries and illnesses can only get third-party insurance because insurers know the US will cover all service-related medical treatment through the VA. If the government reneges on that commitment, it will put insurers on the hook for veterans already enrolled — but it will make it a lot harder for the next set of veterans to get insured. It will also raise costs to the rest of the insured by those companies, when the burden should fall on all Americans equally."...


5 years 39 weeks ago, 7:21 AM

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CNSNews.com
Pelosi: Obama Scraps Idea of Billing Veterans’ Private Insurance for Treating Service-Related Injuries
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Wednesday afternoon that President Barack Obama is shelving a controversial proposal that would have forced the private health insurance of veterans to pay for their war- and service-related injuries.

“President Obama listened to the genuine concerns expressed by the veteran service organizations regarding the option of billing service-connected injuries to veterans’ insurance companies,” said Pelosi. “Based on the respect President Obama has for veterans and the principle concerns of our veteran leaders, the president made the decision that combat wounds should not be billed through their insurance policies.”

If Obama really respected the veterans, he'd have never had the idea in the first place. A good reason NOT to vote for someone who's never served in the Armed forces.

Feedin' the till, for the "Stimulus" Bill (since 1974)
5 years 38 weeks ago, 5:45 PM

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Couldn't Agree More!!

birdebyrd wrote:
If Obama really respected the veterans, he'd have never had the idea in the first place. A good reason NOT to vote for someone who's never served in the Armed forces.

AGREED


5 years 38 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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I do not believe this

Where did you guys hear this? Did you get information from a reputable site? That is so out there. Why is nt this in the news here in NY?
If it is true, this is coming from an administration that bashed Bush for not doing enough for veterans..............

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 7:49 PM

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Demo

Read birdbyrds update above.

5 years 38 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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I am shocked. This is some twilight zone shit. How can we create business in America if we force business's to pay for veterans injuries. This will destroy the enlisted ranks by creating a fear that if reservists serve, they will have no insurance. Even more of a reason for a business to shy away from hiring someone who is in the reserves.........fuck
This administration is going to crush any conservative voice by quietly destroying everything good in american.
Obama thinks Mexican abortions are more important than US soldiers healthcare................just the begining of the end. Start burying you rifles

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 12:23 AM

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The Federal Reserve has grown tired of the Veterans. They are being put aside like a unwanted dog.

The people running the Federal Reserve are cold blooded and do not care about America.

You will never hear anyone from the Federal Reserve they are doing all they can to protect the American Citizen.

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