VA To Force Vets To Pay?

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  1. Annie
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    Ok, money for Citi, GM, Wachovia, AIG, but heh, let's hit the vets?

    Senators slam plan for wounded vets to use private insurance - CNN.com

     
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    would vets then get decent medical treatment? or would they continue to get the half ass treatment they have been getting? let us remember the scandals under the gop administrations in the treatment of vets...i do not see the need for private insurance for military...seems like another flipping middle man is you ask me...but i would love to see vets getting decent medical treatment as well as more mental health help....i am for the system that benefits the vets the most.
     
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    As the congresswoman said, 'not going to happen.' It's telling though, where the administration goes to effectively 'save money', while spending like drunken sailors, pardon the pun.
     
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    it is rather amazing that this is considered...did congress consider rolling back their upcoming pay raise?
    obama is not paying attention...its like he has this big ass pr plan to get elected and didnt think past that...it is unfortunate that we as voters didnt turn them all out and go for an independent 3rd party...but the two party system will make sure there is never a viable 3rd party...
     
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    where is the pun?
     
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    We should ALL be getting health care as good as that which the NAV provided servicemen when I was serving.

    ALL of us deserve HC that good.

    Oh, BTW, that's FULLY SOCIALIZED MEDICINE
     
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    DiamondDave Army Vet

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    You can FEEL you deserve it all you want

    All you then have to do is fucking EARN it and not expect someone else to provide it for you
     
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    When I served, during the Vietnam era, the promise that the nation made to us, and to WWII and Korea vets, was that we would receive a certain set of benefits including education, home ownership, and lifetime medical care. Now, the only things left are our VA home loans and only medical care, IF we meet poverty income levels. And, even then, we have to pay part of our prescription costs. I volunteered to enter the service when I graduated in 1967. I was betrayed by my country when it reneged on that promise.

    And, now all that the men and women who are serving in our all volunteer force over in Iraq and Afghanistan will get is a single year of medical care and a caution not to let the door hit em in the ass as they leave. That my friends is a national disgrace.
     
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    One more GOOD reason to hate hussein.
     
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    poor treatment of vets has long been a shame for this country...i dont think you can blame any party...since it has happened in admins for how many years now...the biggest shame of this country was leaving mias/pows...

    you are right ...your country turned their backs on vets
     

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