Just another kick in the teeth
The Obama administration has announced a plan to save 540 million dollars by having a veteran’s private insurance reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for any medical services provided at a VA hospital.
What makes it worse is that this will include any medical treatment needed for in service injure!
I can semi understand those injures received after departure from service or those not connected to an existing problem, but this is madness. If a person is injured while serving this country, he should not be paying for medical treatment.
Now I know some of you will say “but the soldier will not pay, only the insurance”. BS, most private insurance premiums will come out of the soldier’s pocket. This does not account for the fact that employers will have second thoughts about hiring a disabled vet (or any vet), because of the higher cost to his insurance policies. I am just wondering how much more a vet or his employer will be paying for insurance after the insurance companies wise up and adds a check this block if you’re a vet, on all insurance application forms.
It takes forever as it is now to get treatment at the VA hospital for free, now I’m going to have to pay for it too? If I am wrong about this please correct me.
What would you expect from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. One of the most disliked Generals in modern US Army history. He was the one that ordered us to wear that crappy beret. He is just a gift that keeps giving.
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