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Mandating private insurance reimburse VA healthcare
March 17, 2009, 2:53 pm
Filed under: freedom | Tags: ,

This is utter freaking despicable unconscionable madness.

Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion (and numerous other Vet organizations) stated in a letter regarding Obama’s proposed policy:

There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran’s personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide. While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable.

Commander Rehbein also stated after meeting with Obama, Shinseki, et. al:

“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!”

It is disgusting Obama is allowing such a policy to grace a sounding board and clearly illustrates the contempt he harbors for our military.

UPDATE (03/18/09): Obama drops the idea. Smooth move.

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