Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Budget panel eyes end to VA care for 1.3M veterans

The following is something veterans want to pay attention to, so it doesn't slip through unnoticed, however, I frankly don't give this proposal much of a chance.

Every English speaking veterans organization is screaming at them, plus individual Moms and Dads of our active duty force under fire as we speak. If they manage to get it through, the responsibility party will end up walking around with a sign around their neck saying "I'm an unpatriotic idiot!" for a long time.

This is the sort of thing veterans organizations print on millions of bumper stickers and buttons and its not forgotten until the inventory is gone and the car wash brushes scrape it off

Budget panel eyes end to VA care for 1.3M vets

The House Budget Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has told a veterans' group it is studying a plan to save $6 billion annually in VA health-care costs by canceling enrollment of any veteran who doesn't have a service-related medical condition and is not poor.
Committee Republicans, searching for ways to curb federal deficits and rein in galloping VA costs, are targeting 1.3 million veterans who claim priority group 7 or 8 status and have access to VA care. -- Montgomery Advertiser, April 10, 2011

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