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calendar   Thursday - March 26, 2009

Today’s C&B

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Obama scraps idea to screw over wounded veterans. Because he has such respect for them you know.

Pelosi: Obama Scraps Idea of Billing Veterans’ Private Insurance for Treating Service-Related Injuries
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Wednesday afternoon that President Barack Obama is shelving a controversial proposal that would have forced the private health insurance of veterans to pay for their war- and service-related injuries.

“President Obama listened to the genuine concerns expressed by the veteran service organizations regarding the option of billing service-connected injuries to veterans’ insurance companies,” said Pelosi. “Based on the respect President Obama has for veterans and the principle concerns of our veteran leaders, the president made the decision that combat wounds should not be billed through their insurance policies.”

Last week, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed to the House and Senate committees on veterans’ affairs that the idea to bill veterans’ private individual insurance was being considered by the administration but was not yet a formal proposal.

“It is a consideration. It is not in the budget, but it is a consideration, and I’ll be sure that your concerns are delivered,” Shinseki told the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “And again, we’re talking--in health care--the two aspects of this are delivery of health care and the financing of it. This is about the financing. I want to assure you that there should be no concern about the delivery.”

But the idea had already generated strong opposition from veterans’ groups and members of Congress, and the veterans’ service organizations were making their concerns known to the White House.

Also last week, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said [perhaps while taking a break from praising Osama bin Laden], “I believe that veterans with service-connected injuries have already paid by putting their lives on the line for our safety. When our troops are injured while serving this country, we should take care of those injuries completely. We shouldn’t nickel and dime them with their care.”



Let’s cut through the pony poop here. All three of these leftist Bolsheviks were 100% behind the idea of giving our wounded veterans the shaft. The only reason they backed off is because the whole damn country sounded off about it and probably drowned their offices in letters, phone calls, and emails. Now they’re trying to make it sound like the idea was just an innocent bit of brain storming, and they really do support those troops after all. Cock. And. Bull.

PS - WTF is that traitor Murray doing on the Veteran Affairs Committee in the first place? Horry Clap. DC is so effed up.

PPS - It looks to me like the VA tried to stop paying the bills the very instant they heard about this idea. Proof? Or just an amazing timing coincidence?


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