There is a very good reason the government has to insure wounded veterans, and cannot ask them to get private insurance. The private market is not going to provide any coverage. What free market enterprise can offer the coverage necessary to treat guys missing 6 feet of intestine, at an affordable premium? There is a reason that free market insurance doesn't want to cover pre-existing conditions like these. They cannot charge premiums to cover the costs. Or rather they could, but nobody could afford the premium levels.
I'm not someone who likes being taxed that much, but among the few things I am absolutley be willing to pay taxes for, is for a strong robust military, care for its servicemen while active, and those wounded in the line of duty. These people actually make a difference, and are amongst the very few in our generation that make any kind of sacrifice these days, and the world is a better place because of them. You all supported my health via taxes when I was in the military, and I am proud to support other military members as well with the taxes I pay.