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Charging Vets for Service-Related Injuries, New Obama VA Proposal

So in order to raise funds for the government, the Obama VA has proposed that any veteran injured while serving should have to pay for their own health treatment. Hmm…wonder how popular that will make BO’s ratings jump up? Excerpt:

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance. …

No official proposal to create such a program has been announced publicly, but veterans groups wrote a pre-emptive letter last week to President Obama voicing their opposition to the idea after hearing the plan was under consideration.

The groups also cited an increase in “third-party collections” estimated in the 2010 budget proposal — something they said could be achieved only if the Veterans Administration started billing for service-related injuries.

Asked about the proposal, Shinseki said it was under “consideration.”

“A final decision hasn’t been made yet,” he said.

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03/12/2009 Posted by | Veterans | | Leave a comment