Wednesday, March 25, 2009

VA Policy Proposal - Disaster #1

Last week the Obama administration floated a lead-filled trial balloon.

The administration proposed that a veteran's care could be billed to a vet's private insurer in some cases, raising $500M a year.

The feedback from veterans' groups and Congress was swift and ugly.

Veterans' feared losing private insurance coverage, and members of Congress proclaimed veterans' care a convenant not to be broken.

The administration moved on to other topics - quickly.

1 comment:

run75441 said...


I don't understand after the last administration's issues at Reed in Washington, why Obama would even get close to billing veterans or even their insurance. The same third rail exists there as it does for SS.