It appears that the Obama administration is going to proceed with a plan to charge the private insurance of wounded war veterans to pay for their cost of care in an attempt to save costs to the federal government.
In a word, DISGUSTING!
According to the head of the American Legion, Commander David K. Rehbein, the Obama administration will force private insurers to pay for some of the costs of treatment for veterans that have had war related injuries. One of the valid points that Commander Rehbein pointed out is that many private insurers have deductibles. And some are high. And that is an added cost on a veteran and or his or her family. And not to mention the real possibility that the said insurance premiums will more than likely rise as well. A double whammy to a veteran and his or her family.
Here is the thing.
The government recruits and asks these men and women to potentially make the ultimate sacrifice for their nation. Part of that compact should be that the federal government will incur the potential costs of a veterans injuries. Not pawn them off on a private insurance company. No city would do that to their police and or firemen and fire women. And we should expect no less from the federal government when it comes to the health and care of our wounded veterans.
The irony is that this administration is pushing for government funded national health care for all Americans. Would they push out some under a national health care scheme into private insurance when the cost would get too high for the government? Would there be any serious kind of private health insurance left if the Obama administration got their way?
The Obama administration must find a way to make sure that they stand by the federal government's commitment to its veterans and take care of their medical needs. There has to be other ways to make up these shortfalls. Nailing those financially for making the potential ultimate sacrifice is not the way to go for the Obama administration.