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Obama Thanks Military for Service by Tripling Tricare Premiums
Yahoo! News ^ | Tue, Feb 28, 2012.. | Patricia Campion

Posted on 09/24/2012 10:27:24 PM PDT by plsjr

COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama began and ended his State of the Union address in January by heaping lavish praise upon the men and women of the military. He used words like "courage, selflessness and teamwork" to describe their ability to bravely accomplish each mission he set for them. The war in Iraq is over. Osama bin Laden is dead. Troops are coming home from Afghanistan. So now -- in a show of thanks -- the president wants to gradually triple their Tricare premiums.

Tricare, according to its website, "is the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide."

The administration's admitted objective to Congress, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon, is "to force military retirees to reduce their involvement in Tricare and eventually opt out of the program in favor of alternatives established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare."

Under the new plan, Tricare annual premiums will increase 30 percent to 78 percent in the first year. After that the plan more than triples the premium payment in five-year increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: military; militaryhealthcare; obamacare; tricare; trust
When I volunteered, the promise was medical care for life in return for giving up some of our rights, putting our family's support at risk by placing ourselves at the federal governments disposal, literally.

Then they forced us to pay for it after we had paid for it with our sacrifice.

Now they're looking to force us into the communist single payer system.

Neither party can claim to be on the side of honor, integrity, truth or justice.

1 posted on 09/24/2012 10:27:33 PM PDT by plsjr
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To: plsjr

insert knife, twist — repeat until dead.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 10:40:10 PM PDT by Gasshog
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To: plsjr
And yet, do they pay for their medical?

Are they subject to the same laws that they pass for us?

Do their children pay for their education...

Does their staff pay for their education, and the children of their staff?

I guess some pigs are more equal than other pigs

At some point I would hope that every past service member would march on DC and demand their elected ruler step down and face trial for treason.

3 posted on 09/24/2012 10:41:31 PM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: plsjr

YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT! FO, He has to go!


4 posted on 09/24/2012 10:41:31 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: plsjr

The POS in the WH hopes to send more senior service members and their spouses to an early demise.... Worrying constantly about their health care benefits. I know I will get that worried call from my Mom... She is sick and does not need this crap.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 10:46:33 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: SERE_DOC

We have a pig pres....


6 posted on 09/24/2012 10:51:51 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: SERE_DOC

“At some point I would hope that every past service member would march on DC and demand their elected ruler step down and face trial for treason.”

So it is written, so it shall come to pass.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 12:03:56 AM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: plsjr

“When I volunteered, the promise was medical care for life in return for giving up some of our rights, putting our family’s support at risk by placing ourselves at the federal governments disposal, literally.
Then they forced us to pay for it after we had paid for it with our sacrifice..”

I thought it was worth repeating.

I still have all the wonderful marketing tools they used in the sixties. Includes little albums with flip cards of all the benefits.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 1:47:58 AM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms.)
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To: plsjr; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

Active Duty/Retiree Ping.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 1:50:37 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: FryingPan101

Not anymore. It’s just a job, and you knew the risks. If you got injured, tough. Find a job on the outside and have the company benefits pay for it.

That is Barry’s view of your service, and how grateful he is. It is a view so outrageous that even Patty Murray opposed it (a stopped clock moment).


10 posted on 09/25/2012 2:20:44 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: plsjr

Just remember these are the same people that wanted service members to pay for their own hospitalization and recovery after being wounded or injured “on the Job”.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 3:12:23 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: plsjr

This needs to be made into a campaign ad and run essentially everywhere. There is no one in the country except perhaps Obamacare implementing bureaucrats that want to see this happen. Just awful.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 3:42:12 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: plsjr; katiedidit1; Nachum; 2ndDivisionVet; LUV W

ping


13 posted on 09/25/2012 3:52:16 AM PDT by GailA (IF U will not keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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To: plsjr
I too remember those promises. My wife and I both served for 20+ years, and now our daughter is serving as a medic.

I guess only WE were/are expected to keep our promise....

Once again, American veterans are given the shaft by those don't know the sacrifice we made, and more than likely, don't care.

This is a steaming pile of used cow food

14 posted on 09/25/2012 4:19:55 AM PDT by Rivendell ("Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it " - Pope John Paul II 1920 -- 2005)
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To: plsjr

BTTT


15 posted on 09/25/2012 4:31:25 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: The Working Man

From Military.com

http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/69719858/m/1850022152001

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Posted Thu 13 May 2010 09:00 AM
Obama wants the Military to pay for their own health care.
posted 8/28/2009 12:50:13 PM | 1 kudo what’s this?
report abuse
willy3411

In case you missed this on Fox, the only station to air
it, Obama did propose that the military instruct our soldiers to
purchase their own heath insurance. I don’t care what your political views are...you must read this. Another look at our president, unbelievable!!!!
Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540 million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries to military personnel received during their tours on active duty.

The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the opposition to his proposal.

“Look, it’s an all volunteer force,” Obama complained.
“Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have
known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn’t compute..”
“I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice
for their country,” Obama continued. “I wasn’t asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I’d have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation’s deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans.”
DOES HE PAY FOR HIS OWN INSURANCE???? NO, WE DO!!!!!!
It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country
from his government.” - Thomas Paine


16 posted on 09/25/2012 4:46:18 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Fred Hayek
“It’s just a job”...

They still have “stop-loss” regulations/laws that will prevent you from getting out when “your country needs you” as well as a fixed “term of enlistment” that prevents quitting so it really still is more than “just a job”. The big problem is that Obama, like most politicians, really doen’t respect those who serve... at best they are a convenient place to go for a “photo-op” when a rating increase is needed.

17 posted on 09/25/2012 5:19:10 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: SERE_DOC; Jet Jaguar

I agree that the promise was lifetime health care.

I am willing, under one condition, to take less than promised.

As one who the US Constitution actually mentions, the military, and as a retiree from the one, basic role of the US government, the defense of the nation, I actually have a solid footing for insisting that my benefits not be touched. However, I am willing under one condition.

That all other superfluous, wasteful, duplicative, fraudulent and abusive spending FIRST be cut. Cut spending to the bone, and if this country then evidence that it needs to cut more, then I will agree to a cut.

But, it’s insane for me to be cut just so some politician can waste billions on solyndras, food stamps, ssi, junkets, and economy-killing programs.

Why should I give $1000 to a guy who will waste it on caviar and shrimp at the next GSA or State Department bash?

Shouldn’t THAT be stopped first?!!


18 posted on 09/25/2012 5:32:21 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Brother I am with you...

I retired back in 96 with 20, that lie that was told to so many from the 70's and back to the hero's of WWII, Korea, VietNam is a stab in the back to those.

By a congress that will not live up to it's oath to the constitution.

It is not a matter of just us, it is a matter of honor, of which these clowns in DC have no concept of.

That goes for the clowns in DoD as well, for expediency they have divested themselves of any allegiance to their oath or their service.

I don't mean the Service Secretaries because they are just politicians and as useless as the other politicians. I mean the clowns in uniform that will not stand for the troops, case in point As I write this I am in Kabul and I have never in my 30+ years associated with the mil seen such risk averse candy ass lack of spine leadership.

They are at the risk of every service member here playing some BS game with a administration that has proven to be less than above board on who they are dealing with, propping up a 7th Century (at its best) feudal corrupt administration that was put in place by another corrupt as well as its successor corrupt administration and a State Department that is walking us into several more combat operations Syria,Libya, Iran for no good reason.

19 posted on 09/25/2012 7:09:34 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: SERE_DOC
As I write this I am in Kabul

I don't even want to ask why a retired SERE Doc is in Kabul. Say hi to NSDQ if you see them.

My prayers are with you. Stay safe. Trust no one. Avoid crowds. Sleep with your weapon and clips.

Thanks you for your service.

20 posted on 09/25/2012 7:20:41 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Thanks for your service to God & Country!

see Freepmail!

21 posted on 09/25/2012 7:51:55 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: plsjr
I think back in July, the House & Senate Armed Services Committees strip off the big increases. On 1 Oct it is supposed to go up by the COLA for 2012. At least for Tricare Prime. Not sure about AD.
22 posted on 09/25/2012 11:29:41 AM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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