Obama Adamant-Vets Will Pay For Service Related Injuries With Their Own Insurance

3-16-09

As an update to this earlier post the American Legion Commander, David K. Rehbein, has confirmed Obama is adamant that he will move forward with his plan to compel private insurance companies to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for treatment rendered to disabled and injured veterans, even those who suffered their injuries while performing their mandated military service.

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.”

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

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2 Responses to Obama Adamant-Vets Will Pay For Service Related Injuries With Their Own Insurance

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    • Sean says:

      Whats the point of serving in the military now? Whats next? Are they going to get rid of retirement? Tricare for retirees? It sounds like we are now just screwing our service members. Who is honestly going to work for someone that doesn’t take care of them? Because I know I am thinking about quitting, I have 8 years in, I have a service related injury, and I am going to have to pay for that? Because everybody knows that the private insurance companies have always found a way around some sort of state or federal regulation. None of this makes sense to me.

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