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Obama to cut medical benefits for active, retired military, not union workers
http://www.examiner.com ^ | February 28, 2012 | Joe Newby

Posted on 01/25/2013 9:55:17 PM PST by NKP_Vet

In an effort to cut defense spending, the Obama Administration plans to cut health benefits for active duty and retired military personnel and their families while not touching the benefits enjoyed by unionized civilian defense workers.

The move, congressional aides suggested, is to force those individuals into Obamacare, Bill Gertz reported at the Washington Beacon.

Gertz added:

The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.

Not everybody is happy with the plan, however.

Military personnel would see their annual Tricare premiums increase anywhere from 30 - 78 percent in the first year, followed by sharply increased premiums "ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent—more than 3 times current levels."

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhounions; billgertz; defensespending; gertz; militaryhealthcare; militaryobamacare; vetshealthcare
With the Marxist being reelected, all these cuts to active military and retirees healthcare will come become law. I got letter the other day about the Tricare hikes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield is a hell of alot cheaper than the military's Tricare coverage. Retirees are the ones that will suffer, big time.
1 posted on 01/25/2013 9:55:26 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

When people have to start paying these premiums, they’ll start suing. They’ll want to sue somebody.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 10:07:22 PM PST by virgil
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To: NKP_Vet

How can this be? The media keep reporting as to how much the nobamas love the military personnel.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 10:08:30 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: NKP_Vet

Typical Democrat cr*p, screw the military that puts their lives on the line and kiss the unions *ss that puts money their pockets.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 10:20:06 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NKP_Vet
They must not have many Rotweillers in Kenya....

Only a dumb@$$ would train a couple of million killer dogs then go around kicking every one of them.

5 posted on 01/26/2013 12:22:55 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: NKP_Vet

Has it happened yet? this article is a year old.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 1:07:58 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: virgil

Time to move to the cartridge box.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 1:32:40 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: NKP_Vet
its a shame but not unexpected......what did people think when they voted for bammey or were too pure to vote romney in?....

elections have consequences and the idiots,leftists and other dolts decided they wanted the vets to suffer financially....

8 posted on 01/26/2013 1:40:47 AM PST by cherry
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To: virgil

We already pay premiums my friend.


9 posted on 01/26/2013 6:25:05 AM PST by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: cherry

I did not vote for the POS. I informed the few number of my friends that did, are no longer my friends. I now consider them my lifelong enemies.


10 posted on 01/26/2013 6:28:48 AM PST by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: huldah1776
Thanks for pointing out the age of the article. Does anyone know what happened with this? Or where to find out?
11 posted on 01/26/2013 6:36:05 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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...which must be approved by Congress...

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Contact your Congress Critters and make a LOUD noise.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 6:39:53 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: cherry
You are correct; elections have consequences. The election of 2008 and reelection of 2012 was about more than just Obama, his arrogance, his empty resume, and his traitorous comrades. There are many adverse consequences for irresponsible behavior, and as a people deserve the government they vote into office, they also deserve the consequences resulting from that government's actions or inaction. The consequences of a government not securing a country's borders is that a people will lose their country as we are now losing ours to an invasion of illegal immigrants. The consequences of not securing a country's electoral processes to prevent voter fraud is the country will lose its Democracy to a Thugocracy as we have now lost ours to a Chicago mob run Coup d’état.
13 posted on 01/26/2013 6:48:11 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: NKP_Vet

My son just went in. I loathe BO. 2017 cannot get here fast enough!!


14 posted on 01/26/2013 6:54:33 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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The military can’t strike, don’t have a contract and liberal. Immoral.


15 posted on 01/26/2013 6:58:51 AM PST by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: MagnoliaB

I’m paying just a touch less than last year for Tricare Reserve Select. It’s a really good deal for small.business ow ers who are reservists.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 7:14:40 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: NKP_Vet

Grease up and bend over soldier.... Your Commander in Chief
wants to give you a medal...


17 posted on 01/26/2013 7:16:44 AM PST by baddog 219
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With limited resources, you have to set priorities. /S


18 posted on 01/26/2013 7:26:02 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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I am sorry for all who are impacted, but I am not sorry that my lib retired military brother will be impacted.

I hope he takes a big hit, and I wonder if he will dare to mention it when we see each other.


19 posted on 01/26/2013 7:46:38 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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20 posted on 01/26/2013 7:54:32 AM PST by baddog 219
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It has already started. Me and many of my retired friends believe they will eventually do away with Tricare and put us on some type of diminished benefits under Obamacare, where we have to pay huge co-pays, drugs, etc. They have already started piling on additional costs to us. The scum in the Pentagon are in on it. A bunch of life time blood suckers that have theirs under the government umbrella and screw the troops who are doing the bleeding and dying. I knew long ago that eventually we would lose everything we were told we would have. If I had it all to do over again, I would never had stayed for a career. EVEN NOW, I tell every kid who asks about military service, DO NOT DO IT. If you MUST do it, for training purposes, do the 3 years and learn a trade you can use on the out side and get the hell out. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES believe for one second that they will keep any promise they make to you. They lied to us. They are lying to you. IF you can talk a kid out of the military, DO SO!!! They will be used up and discarded. They will not be taken care of. I have been waiting OVER A YEAR to have a reevaluation by VA for injuries while on active duty. There is no appointment, contact, or anything pending. I get a letter every six months saying they are “working” on my case, yet they continue to delay. I truly believe they are hoping I will die before they have to do anything, like give me compensation for the injuries.


21 posted on 01/26/2013 8:06:22 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: MagnoliaB

Huge Tricare hikes have already taken effect.


22 posted on 01/26/2013 8:19:48 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: RetiredArmy

I’ve already told my 33 year old daughter to plan to move to Canada the minute this sorry SOB reinstates the draft. My daughter will not die in Obama’s never-ending contrived wars,
while his daughters are safe from harm, and chickenhawk Biden’s daughters are not drafted. To hell with these bastards. A country that systematically endorses and promotes the perverse and unnatural concept of women as front-line combat soldiers has become a country no longer worth fighting for.


23 posted on 01/26/2013 8:27:27 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: MagnoliaB

Military.com sends out emails with news links.


24 posted on 01/26/2013 9:31:20 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Miss him yet?

Thanks NKP_Vet.


25 posted on 01/26/2013 9:56:56 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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