Above link will take you to American Legion article-about the current President’s proposal to have private insurance pay for Veteran’s service related injuries/treatments (injuries/disabilities that were sustained during active duty!) ….
The President is looking to garner $540 million dollars from it…. AIG got how much?? just this week-$3 million in bonus money on top of how much bail out money??
$410 BILLION blown just last week with some 9,000 ‘ear mark’ ‘pork projects’…. and the same politicians have the audacity to try to squeeze/generate money off/out of our Service men/women and Veterans who volunteer to serve, defend and protect …. beyond an outrage!
(Below is letter/link to petition the President from the Military Families United-please read and sign the petition, Thank you) http://militaryfamiliesunited.org/
Dear Military Families United Member and Supporter,
President Obama announced this week that he is considering a plan to make our veterans pay for treatment of injuries they received while serving this country. For the first time, President Obama’s plan to charge veterans through their private insurance for service-related treatments will expose wounded veterans to co-pays and deductibles for care of their war wounds. A policy like this would amount to a betrayal to our troops.
Military Families United, the nation’s leading military family advocacy organization, has joined America’s veterans organizations in adamantly opposing this fundamentally flawed change in policy. Obama’s plan will drive up premiums for veterans, make it more difficult for veterans to find and maintain health insurance, and hurt employment opportunities for disabled veterans.
The Veterans Administration has a responsibility to care for our current and future veterans. This plan falls drastically short of the support that our veterans deserve.
Today, we ask you to help us fight this apparent abdication of the Obama Administration’s responsibility to our veterans. We ask that you:
- Send an email to President Obama letting him know that you will not tolerate forcing our veterans to pay for injuries they received protecting this country
- Forward this email to 3 friends
Our veterans are our nation’s heroes. They answered the call when our country needed them most. They served their country with pride, with honor, and with courage. For their sacrifice and their service we owe our veterans a debt of gratitude. As the thousands of troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan, they deserve to have the full support and resources of the Veterans Administration.
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Jon Stewart on Comedy Central: “That can’t be right-Veteran’s health insurance”
Update 3/19/09 VFW website is reporting that: “White House Withdraws Controversial Proposal”