Skip to comments.The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment
Posted on 03/16/2009 4:50:49 PM PDT by autumnraine
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!"
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Husband and Son are active and don’t carry private insurance. Does this tool expect mandatory private insurance policies for ALL active duty???
I just printed out three copies for my stepfather to take to the VFW, Moose Lodge and local American Legion to post on the boards.
He will make copies to distribute to his veterans he knows in church and will make me copies.
My best friend is a hardcore liberal, her husband is a navy vet from Desert Storm (I know, they are an odd match) but she is FURIOUS. This affects her whole entire family’s coverage!
She is calling all her local contacts and he is getting in touch with his veteran groups as well.
Also, I want to point out a lot of veteran’s or reserves are in the police force. It might be worth it to drop some of the printed version of this article off at some precints. We have to do the job of the media.
Obama wants no one to join military, and if they do, he wants them to either die or suffer physically and financially as much as they can.
The VA is dead. Was at Shuttle launch last eve. Senior NASA people agree, NASA is dead.
obama wants America, and Americans dead.
Hes looking to generate a mere $540 million with this?
Have also heard that vets on service-connected disability payments must requalify.
Anyone know if this is true?
“Husband and Son are active and dont carry private insurance. Does this tool expect mandatory private insurance policies for ALL active duty???”
No, but if they get a serious service connected disability, it is a certainty that they’ll have trouble paying for a private insurance policy if they ever need one.
Businesses will have a reason for not hiring Vets because of this.
i’ve noticed when he “salutes”, it appears to be half-a**ed attempt, i think bill saluted better than that
Did Stalin make his wounded soldiers pay for their own care?
52% of the voters of this country have elected a Marxist narcissist with a moral compass inferior to Joe Stalin!
What a miserable POS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
“You say you want a revolution... well you know”
What is this chess game about?
abc=all barack channel
Hey veterans, you are invited to the Tea Party coming up on April 15th. Y’all come!
The one thing I will give Obama is at least he is consistent and we should expect nothing less. How much do want to bet there will be mass protests on the White House lawn by summmertime.
And sadly, you're right about NASA. I'm still in awe that some lefties I know who are serious "on to Mars" types still refuse to acknowledge the snob's statements about NASA's future. I watched the launch last night and for the first time since I was a child, got choked up about spaceflight, but for completely opposite reasons.
“How much do want to bet there will be mass protests on the White House lawn by summertime.”
How much do you bet that this Charlie Sierra Mike Foxtrot doesn’t try to order the military which he despises to fire on their own countryman to protect his sorry a**?
They lost the right to call themselves Republicans... Levin has it right... they are repubics.
By 2012 they will finally see the light. The covers are pulled away from the rat party and only muzzies and commies like what they see.