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    And he's sent his wife out on the trail to show they support the troops.
    Horse hockey.
    The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment
    "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 heard a Prof from Harvard speak about Obama, his arrogance and narrow mindedness.
    This is further proof.
    Like we needed any further proof as his voting record showed no bipartisanship.
    He voted party line all the time; that's how you get the most liberal record.

    He's just another lib that looks at the military as something to be cut and weakened.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes

    WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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."
    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!"
    The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

    Yeah, Obama's an asshat, 100% douche laden asshat. He's a worthless peice of dog poo. Americans need to toss this loser to the curb.
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    Re: The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes

    So what happens when the Private Insurance Companies refuse ti insure a member of the armed services.
    Not a well thought out plan, unless of course he is intent on Nationalization of all Health Insurance Companies, which would, naturally lead straight back to Government having to finance Vets again.
    Oh I forgot, they don't do this as fully as they should.
    Seems Marxist Obama starting to reveal his idiocy.

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    This is ironic, so called conservatives arguing against privatized insurance.

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    Re: The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    This is ironic, so called conservatives arguing against privatized insurance.
    Taking care of the armed forces is the job of the government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Taking care of the armed forces is the job of the government.
    Oh yeah just toss the "free market" out, LOL

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    Re: The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    This is ironic, so called conservatives arguing against privatized insurance.
    No one is arguing against privatized insurance. That has nothing to do with this.

    Veterans were promised health care for life. That was part of the deal. Esp. wounded vets have earned that. The gov't is supposed to take care of them! That the CIC would try to take that away is such a big betrayal, it's almost beyond belief. The gov't sent them out to fight for their country, to give up part of their lives for their country. In exchange the gov't was supposed to provide health care. You're aware of that, right? The vets can't get those years - or their health - back. Now after the fact he wants to yank that promised benefit? I can't find the words to describe how disgusted I am. My husband is a soldier and *part* of the reason we've put up with the low pay and frequent moves and separations is for the benefits. This is just a really, really horrible way to treat disabled veterans. No CIC has ever screwed over veterans like this before.
    Why would anyone ever enlist again? This is one way to bring back the draft!

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    Re: The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes

    If he does this, we can use it to show him how stupid his ideology is. Let's show him what the American people are really capable of.

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    Re: The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    No one is arguing against privatized insurance. That has nothing to do with this.

    Veterans were promised health care for life. That was part of the deal. Esp. wounded vets have earned that. The gov't is supposed to take care of them! That the CIC would try to take that away is such a big betrayal, it's almost beyond belief. The gov't sent them out to fight for their country, to give up part of their lives for their country. In exchange the gov't was supposed to provide health care. You're aware of that, right? The vets can't get those years - or their health - back. Now after the fact he wants to yank that promised benefit? I can't find the words to describe how disgusted I am. My husband is a soldier and *part* of the reason we've put up with the low pay and frequent moves and separations is for the benefits. This is just a really, really horrible way to treat disabled veterans. No CIC has ever screwed over veterans like this before.
    Why would anyone ever enlist again? This is one way to bring back the draft!
    Do you think the American people would sit around and make soldiers who risked their lives for us pay for their wounds? NO! I wouldn't. Would you? Would any of us? Do you think "the rich" would would put up with that? We will pay voluntarily and it will be better care than they've ever gotten in their lives.
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    Re: The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes

    If the legislations is on a go-forward basis, and does not include those already enlisted (and thus legally binded to what the original contract said they'd be entitled to), then I see no foul play. If you volunteer for the military, you are volunteering to potentially die. You know the risks.

    Practically all of the recent American wars have been offensive and not defensive. The soldiers aren't protecting anything that justifies dishing out billions to their health care. Also, how many people enlist in the military just to get those benefits? The same goes for their education.

    The military shouldn't be a free ride when everyone else has to pay out of pocket. And frankly, in these economic times, the military should not get half a trillion dollars in budget per year. I applaud Obama for seeking cut backs.
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