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Obama Throws Wounded Vets Under The Bus

Just when you think he can't get any lower -- Obama wants to charge wounded vets for their medical care through their personal insurance.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20090316/pl_usnw/the_american_legion_strong...

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Each and every solider who has served their country deserves the very best medical regardless of cost. Apparently Obama doesn't feel the same as I do.

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Probably he was trying to give them the very best. A government program is no where near as good as the market right? No doubt private insurance companies know much better what treatments are proper. Free market solutions have greater potential to improve care and coverage. Right?

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I just think it's amazing that the one group of people he wants to deny government health care to is the group that sacrificed most for the country.

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This is disgusting.

Our healthcare system is already strained, and Obama wants to push the wounded vets off onto that system. Many vets have insurance on themselves and their families, however there has always been a distinction between service related health issues and non-service related.

What about vets that do not have insurance because they simply can't afford it?

Our country owes our vets the best health care possible. This is a slap in the face to all the men and women that have served. What an insult.

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Winger wrote,

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Probably he was trying to give them the very best. A government program is no where near as good as the market right? No doubt private insurance companies know much better what treatments are proper.

Oh yeah! That MUST be it! I'm sure it's just a coincidence that he would be saving money on the backs of wounded heroes. Apparently the Pork in the barrel is only for those who aren't part of Iraq. It's obvious he consideres them an embarassment, not an asset. And he's supposedly SO concerned about the Men and Women in uniform that he wants them out of Iraq just for their sakes.

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in fact, the budget adds $25 billion over five years for veterans

Director of OMB Orzsag

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Peter Orzsag: “There are lots of proposals that are being examined. I think it would be premature to be discussing specifics.”
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Currently, the amount of money for veterans’ health services that the federal government seeks reimbursement for from third-party payers, the private insurers, is $2.5 billion.

Above is the amount private insureres already cover for veterans per year.

Here's the link.

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=45117

To me it sounds like much ado about nothing. There are currently a gazzillion ideas on the table. Probably the private insurance companies would like more of the pie.

But beyond all that all you conservatives confuse me. Just what is the right wing attitude towards private health insurance? I thought big government programas are bad? I keep on hearing from all your think tanks that Americans have too much insurance and that we are buying too much health care is the problem. Which is it? Would a government program be better after all? Isn't that SOCIALIZM?

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Taking care of your wounded soldiers is not socialism Civet, it's a very small measure of payback for protecting the freedoms you hold in contempt. Except when they are yours apparently.

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freedoms you hold in contempt

Hey, you're the one who thinks it's cool to torture and kill someone without bothering to try them. Innocent until proven guilty?

Just trying to get my brain around which plan is best? I do want the best for our GI guys. I guess a big government program is pretty good huh? Maybe we all ought to get one.

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Hey, you're the one who thinks it's cool to torture and kill someone without bothering to try them

. Are you really advocating that our military should hold trials for terrorists and insurgents while being shot at, before being allowed to shoot back? Do you really hold American life in such contempt? As to treatment of terrorists who have information that could save American lives I have no problem with using any and all means to gain that information. But I've said that before, you just like throwing that out there. I have no problem with it at all.

As far as the question at hand if you've served your country you should get the best health care that country can provide. If not, get your own. I did.

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It's ridiculous that people are talking about extending medical benefits to people who are in the country illegally, while advocating reduced benefits to those who have answered the nation's call and put their bodies on the line for it.

I've known guys who have answered that call and wound up dealing with missing limbs and head injuries. Obama's answer is to charge them for their medical care.

How much is a leg worth to you, Civet? How about an eye? What about a life of pain associated with repeated trauma from jumping out of airplanes? What price do you pay on missing a year of your child's life while you're in some third world hole? How do you compensate for a Dad who's haunted by memories after coming back from a combat deployment?

No -- you don't care about the people putting themselves on the line so you can sit at home and rant on the internet. You care more about the animals killing those guys.

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