18
Mar
09

Health Care For All Except The Vets? Huh?

Oh, Barry, please clarify this shit while you’re on Letterman or Leno or whatever P.R. you’re doing today. Because, from what I just read, it sounds like your White House is proposing that our veterans will have to use private health insurance to pay for their injuries once they come home.

Democrats in Congress are organizing to squash a White House proposal that would require veterans to use private insurance to pay for treatment of their combat and service-related injuries…

“While we strongly support your plans to increase funding for the VA by $25 billion over the next five years,” the letter reads, “it is with equal conviction that we oppose the proposal to bill veterans’ private health insurance plans for care and treatment of service-connected injuries or disabilities.”…

Additionally, in a statement to the Huffington Post, Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, one of the foremost champions of veterans’ concerns in the Senate, called the issue of outsourcing health coverage from the VA a non-starter.

“Treatment for service-connected injuries is clearly within the responsibility of the U.S. government through the Department of Veterans Affairs — period,” Webb said.

The Obama administration has insisted that they are non-committal when it comes to a final decision on the actual policy, and White House officials will meet for the second time with veterans groups on Wednesday.

This proposal is just…wrong. Seriously, disturbingly, horribly wrong. And it doesn’t jibe at all with your claim to bring health care to all Americans.

‘Splain, please. Cause I just am not quite ready to hate you yet. KTHXBAI.

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