We fought back and won this round, but I’m afraid of what ELSE is coming… It is becoming clear the Lightbringer’s administration is coming after Veterans. Hellva note considering what veterans have given to keep this country free and safe!!!
WASHINGTON (March 18, 2009) – The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization applauded President Obama for dropping his plan to bill private insurance companies for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries.
“We are glad that President Obama listened to the strong objections raised by The American Legion and veterans everywhere about this unfair plan,” said National Commander David K Rehbein of The American Legion. “We thank the administration for its proposed increase in the VA budget and we are always available to assist by providing guidance to ensure a veterans health care system that is worthy of the heroes that use it.”
Following a meeting this afternoon with The American Legion and other veterans service organizations, the White House announced that it will no longer considering billing insurance companies or veterans for their service-connected disabilities.
“Although we disagreed with the proposal, additional revenue streams are needed by VA,” Rehbein said. “I strongly encourage Congress and the administration to allow VA to begin billing Medicare for the treatment of Medicare-eligible nonservice-connected veterans. They paid into Medicare for their entire working careers and should be able to use it in the medical system that was built specifically for them.”
With a current membership of 2.6 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and the mentoring of youth. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through more than 14,000 posts across the nation.
MOAA and all the other military organizations (VFW, FRA, NCOA) also chimed in on this…
This proposal and others causing the military and veterans to pay additional medical fees (up to $570M/yr) was one of the big “savings” the administration was counting on…
It’s not bad enough that we really don’t get a lot in retired pay, after not having made a whole lot of money as career military personnel, but this bunch of clowns wants to take us to the woodshed yet again… sigh…
Pelosi is at it again! Now she’s pandering to the illegal aliens by saying enforcing immigration laws against them is Un-American! At a meeting with illegal aliens in the audience, and referring to work site enforcement actions by ICE agents, Pelosi said, “We have to have a change in policy and practice and again … I can’t say enough, the raids must end. The raids must end.
“You are special people. You’re here on a Saturday night to take responsibility for our country’s future. That makes you very, very patriotic.”
“I was embarrassed by what she said,” said Rick Oltman, with Californians for Population Stabilization, an anti-illegal immigrant group. “Exhorting illegal aliens for taking responsibility for our country’s future…. In fact, sitting there in the audience…. I really resented that comment.”
“I think it was pandering to the crowd but also insulting to American citizens who consider themselves to be patriotic, who obey the rule of law,” said Oltman, who shot a video of the rally.
WTFO? Where does this bitch get off???
And one more… Congresscritter Dodds signed out the amendment to the CRAP bill that ALLOWED the AIG bonus to be paid, and Geithner was the architect in the meetings last year to set up the bailout of AIG, where these bonus were discussed and now he claims he only heard of them LAST WEEK??? And the Lightbringer is on TV saying nobody in his adminstration was responsible???
Yo Barry- Geithner IS YOUR TREASURY SECRETARY! He IS responsible…
I wish somebody would REALLY investigate those sanctimonious sumbitches Frank and Dodds and the rest of the banking committees, because I’ll bet $$ to donuts they knew about the whole mess and figured they could get away with it…