The Obama administration is considering a plan to charge the private health insurance of veterans for treatment of service-related ailments that currently are paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs — a potential change that has veterans’ groups outraged.
“Such a consideration is wholly unacceptable and a total abrogation of our government’s moral obligation and legal responsibility to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom,” said a letter to President Barack Obama signed by the leaders of 11 prominent veteran organizations.
Several leaders of veteran groups met with Obama administration officials Monday at the White House about the overall budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Last week, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed to the House and Senate committees on veterans’ affairs that the idea to bill veterans’ private individual insurance was being considered by the administration but was not yet a formal proposal.
My Father was not a man prone to the use of profanity but I can assure you the words he would have used to describe this proposal and the people making it, would not have been fit for polite company.
Lets cut through the bullshit here: private insurance companies did not send our wounded veterans into harms way… Our Government did, our veterans have already paid their premiums in blood and our government has an absolute moral obligation to pay for the treatment of their service related injuries. Anything less is a violation of trust.
As far as I’m concerned anyone who would make a proposal like this is a Rat Bastard, Son of Bitch not fit for public office!