Well, well it looks like the Obama Administration is backing away from plans to to charge veterans’ private health insurance for the treatment of service related injuries:
President Barack Obama reversed course Wednesday on a highly charged proposal to have private insurance companies, instead of the Veterans Affairs Department, pay for veterans’ service-related injuries.
The proposed policy shift was aimed at recouping $540 million, but it risked souring goodwill of veterans, an enormous political constituency. And veterans groups, learning of the possibility last month, had quickly mobilized to oppose it.
Eleven veterans’ service organizations met the president on Monday, then followed up with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday.
Good riddance to the stupidest idea ever proposed by an American politician.