The Current Temporary Resident of the White House (CTRotWH) has angered David K. Rehbein (right), Commander of The American Legion, with his proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries.
The CTRotWH's administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.
Rehbein was quoted in saying "It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan. He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."
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This is another case that reinforces the fact that Barack HUSSEIN Obama (aka Little Barry Soetoro, Oprah's Love Child, The Boy Wonder, BO) does not have the experience and knowledge to run this country.
He is again using his power to short the military. Any ome who puts on a uniform and picks up a weapon to defend this country should have his/her medical needs and expenses taken care of FOR LIFE if said medical needs are related to his/her service.
Sure, some will say that the money will not directly come out of the veteran's pocket. To that I say BULL CRAP The insurance carrier will raise the rates of said veteran, and possible cancel the policy, in an attempt to save and recoup their money.
"I got the distinct impression that the only hope of this plan not being enacted is for an alternative plan to be developed that would generate the desired $540-million in revenue. The American Legion has long advocated for Medicare reimbursement to VA for the treatment of veterans. This, we believe, would more easily meet the President's financial goal. We will present that idea in an anticipated conference call with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel in the near future. I only hope the administration will really listen to us then. This matter has far more serious ramifications than the President is imagining." - David K. Rehbein, Commander of The American Legion