Monday, March 16, 2009

Sniper Fire . . . the Battle Continues

Georgia health insurance recently posted on a rumored plan to save taxpayer dollars by requiring Vet's to pay for their own health care. We were incredulous but somewhat comforted by the thought this plan will never get off the ground.

Perhaps we were a bit hasty . . .
"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."
I said it before. I will say it again.

You're kidding, right?

This is wrong on so many fronts.
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!"
Of all the confrontational moves Obamaman has done this has got to be the most egregious.
"I only hope the administration will really listen to us then. This matter has far more serious ramifications than the President is imagining," concluded the Commander.
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