---Alice Abrams

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Stop this outrage - NOW!

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "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."

The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, "This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans!"

Contact: Craig Roberts of The American Legion, +1-202-263-2982 Office, +1-202-406-0887 Cell


The earliest of the national "rattlesnake flags", this one flew over the Navy's first ship, the ALFRED, in January, 1776.

The "First Navy Jack" has been ordered to be flown on Navy ships for the duration of the war on terrorism by Secretary of the Navy.


This post speaks for itself. If we, as citizens of the U.S., allow this abomination to occur, shame on us!!! Let your voice be heard - loud and clear!


Sarge Charlie said...

shame, that is all i can feel for this commander in chief, shame, if we cannot care for our purple heart heros, who can we care for, maybe he needs the money for the welfair queens.

Sarge Charlie said...

I mentioned this a few days ago but did not think even this guy would go forward with it, your post fired me up so I just posted about this again.

Traveling Bells said...

OMGoodness...I had not heard this! Shame, shame!!!

Sandee said...

What Sarge Charlie said honey. Welfare folks get free medical care, but we won't take care of the men and women who have served our country. Says a lot doesn't it. It's a sad state of affairs.

Big hug sweetie. :)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

can you imagine??? well you know he has to get the money from somewhere so why not the vets? good a place as any, right? grrrr.

smiles, bee