Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Obama To Privatize VA Care For Battle Injuries? What The FUCK?

You GOTTA be fucking kidding me.

A plan supported by the Obamistas would charge injured veterans' 'private' health insurers to supply needed treatments to wounded vets.


You cannot make up shit like this. Are these fuckers really THAT tone-deaf?

The plan is supposed to save the Government hundreds of billions of dollars.

The Plan is meeting with some resistance, but Veterans' organizations are admitting that it seems to be a done deal.
The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

"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."

Cdr. Rehbein, 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!"
So what happens to a wounded GI who, say, comes home with GWS (GulfWar Syndrome), but his insurance company (if he can get insurance) decides it doesn't cover exposure to depleted uranium? How high would her/his premiums rise if s/he were diagnosed with PTSD? Could the insurance company refuse to cover the injury? This is just fucking DUMB.

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