Obama's military Insurance plan.

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Real Estate Agent with Rich Sellers Lake Arrowhead, CA (Coldwell Banker)

I don't care what your political views are... this is a MUST READ for all red-blooded Americans. 

See below President Obama's response when he backed off from his decision to have the military pay for their own combat and war injuries! Open the objective part of your mind, and take another look at this man. THIS .. from a President of the United States of America?! .. IS (almost) UNBELIEVABLE!!! 

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Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require veterans to carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540 million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries to military personnel received during their tours on active duty.

The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the opposition to his proposal.

"Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama  complained... "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute.."

"I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country," Obama continued. "I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."  

WOW!!! Send this to everyone, to show our President's regard (or lack of it) for OUR military - those who fight and get hurt doing so for OUR COUNTRY!!

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Comments (9)

Anonymous
Joseph E. Charnley

I'm looking for an authoratative source for the "complaints" above: CNN, NPR, ABC, etc.  Thank you.

Jul 13, 2009 05:17 AM
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Anonymous
Dave
  Did Obama accuse veterans of "selfishness" and whining? Would he have forced them to "pay for their war injuries"? This e-mail is circulating. What is the truth about this one?

I don't care what your political views are...you must read this. Another look at our president, unbelieveable!!!!

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HERE IS HIS RESPONSE WHEN HE BACKED OFF FROM HIS DECISION TO LET THE MILITARY PAY FOR THEIR WAR INJURIES........WHAT A EMPTY HEADED PERSON HE MUST BE....SEND THIS TO EVERYONE TO SHOW JUST WHAT HE THINKS OF OUR MILITARY WHO FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND GET HURT PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM!!!

I HAVE ANOTHER NAME FOR THIS CREATURE BUT AM TRYING TO STOP USING THAT WORD FOR HIM....IT IS NOT NICE......


Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540 million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries to military personnel received during their tours on active duty.

The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the opposition to his proposal. "Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute.."

"I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their
country," Obama continued. "I wasn't asking for blood (oh but you did), just money.  With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do (Let's talk patriotic for a moment here...kids getting their ass shot at, of which there has been a loss there has been shoty supplies of appropriate protection - Parents are paying for it out of their own pocket, and you Sir, want to turn your back...Mr. Commander in Chief, is it??) would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."

WITH THIS THINKING IT WOULD SEEM THAT ALL POLITICAL OFFICES, FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY & CITY EMPLOYEES WOULD FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY... THUS THEY SHOULD PAY FOR ALL THEIR HEALTH CARE AND THE PERKS THEY NOW RECEIVE SHOULD BE REMOVED AS THESE COSTS ARE PART OF THE JOB... THEY CAN ALWAYS FIND ANOTHER JOB...

SINCE THEY ALL ARE ALL SO VERY PATROIC, THE PRESIDENT SHOULD LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND START PAYING FOR HIS HEALTH INSURANCE AND ALL THE TRIPS HE MAKES ON AIRFORCE ONE...

LETS SEE HOW UNSELFISH HIS ADMININSTRATION IS...

Who the hell does this guy think he is? The volunteers for the military are the reason he's where he is, they're keeping him and family safe. He's got to be from another planet!
A: This chain e-mail contains fabricated quotes and misrepresents a budget idea that the White House scrapped. Bookmark and Share

We've received many copies and variations of this e-mail in the past few weeks.

Made-up Quotes
To start, the e-mail's anonymous author offers no evidence to substantiate the disparaging remarks about veterans that he or she attributes to President Obama. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told us that "these quotes are fabricated."

Our own research backs that up. We searched news databases and turned up no news organization that has ever quoted Obama this way. We conclude that these quotes are simply made-up, and perhaps intended as satire.

Garbled Budget Proposal
Furthermore, the author incorrectly describes a budget proposal that the White House discarded after veterans groups protested loudly. The message describes the idea as a "decision to let the military pay for their war injuries" and to "require veterans [to] carry private health insurance." That gives a false picture of what was actually under discussion.

As reported by the Washington Post and others including Fox News, the Obama administration met with several veterans groups on March 16 and floated the idea of saving taxpayers $540 million by billing veterans' private insurance companies for treatment of conditions connected to their military service, including war injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs currently bills these insurance companies for treatment of non-service-related conditions.

But as administration officials made clear at the time, there was no proposal to force veterans to pay for treatment for their own injuries, or to make them buy private insurance if they did not already have it. In fact, administration officials told FactCheck.org at the time that their proposal would have no financial impact on veterans at all.

"The idea ... would result in no additional out-of-pocket costs to veterans even when their private insurance plans require deductibles before benefits are paid," one official told us in an exchange of e-mails.

Nevertheless, veterans organizations protested. An American Legion news release carried the headline: "The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment." It complained that the idea could under some circumstances result in added costs to veterans despite administration officials' assurances. For example, the Legion said, a veteran's treatment might cost enough to reach maximum insurance coverage limits, leaving the rest of the veteran's family without health care benefits.

Two days after its meeting with veterans groups, the White House released a formal announcement saying that "the President has instructed that [the idea's] consideration be dropped."

-Justin Bank and Brooks Jackson

Sources Rucker, Phillip. "Obama's Turnabout on Vets Highlights Budget Nuances." Washington Post, 21 March 2009.

"Veterans Groups Blast Obama Plan for Private Insurance to Pay for Service-Related Health Care." Foxnews.com, 17 March 2009.

Jul 15, 2009 02:56 AM
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Anonymous
Hippo

The media would have been all over this if it were true... Stop playing games and vote him out next election if you don't like him. No one likes liars.

Jul 28, 2009 02:27 AM
#3
Rich Sellers
Rich Sellers Lake Arrowhead, CA (Coldwell Banker) - Lake Arrowhead, CA
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Just posting interesting information that has credible sources, so if you don't like it don't read it. No one like Ass Holes either Hippo.

Jul 28, 2009 04:36 AM
Anonymous
Edward

It isn't true.  I know the guys an idiot but this was a satire written by John Stewart when Obama proposed this.

Aug 01, 2009 07:01 AM
#5
Anonymous
Starbuck

Edward your wrong it is totaly true. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/10/veterans.health.insurance/

Aug 27, 2009 02:26 PM
#6
Anonymous
Margie

Starbuck: Edward is only half wrong, or half right as you prefer. The true part is that Obama, given the sorry state of the economy left him by the former administration was trying to find ways to cut costs. It was a bad idea which he admitted, to his credit. The untrue half is this: "Made-up Quotes.To start, the e-mail's anonymous author offers no evidence to substantiate the disparaging remarks about veterans that he or she attributes to President Obama. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told us that "these quotes are fabricated."

"Our own research backs that up. We searched news databases and turned up no news organization that has ever quoted Obama this way. We conclude that these quotes are simply made-up, and perhaps intended as satire."

 This is Stewart satire. Some nutcase just picked it up as truth either to cause more hatred or because he/she (I think it was a vet's wife) just didn't get the satire or didn't investigate it as happens so often with these outlandish statements.

GWBush was no favorite of mine. But I did not send lies about him. There was no need, as the truth was pretty sad.

Also, a little grammar lesson: The contraction (used with a form of the verb "to be") for "you are" is "you're", not "your" (an adjective or pronoun).

 

 

Sep 05, 2009 02:13 AM
#7
Anonymous
reality

I am  amazed at the legions of people who blindly follow any man or politician. Quoting things that the politician said themselves about GW. No actual facts just the same liberal montra. I hear a sucking noise and it is making me sick. Regardless of wether the President said those exact words or not. The mere thought or suggestion that private companies or the veterens themselves fork over money to pay for their war injures floors me. Even brings me to tears, so many young women and men have given their all and it is not the stinking putrid politicing government in washington that is hurting from this economy. It is average Joe and Joann, why does this president you love so, not give up some of his unnessasary lap of luxary living and self pampering? Why does this congress keep sucking us dry like a vaccume with debt and why does the man that took an oath to protect the Us who is supposed to serve us not government break that sacred oath. If anything veterens should recieve more and better care than they get. They have given enough. Anyone who agrees with any suggestion that veterens or private companies should pay for war injures is taking their freedom for granted and the blood of those who have faught for our freedom cries out. Not just those that died in war but the injured and maimed and those that died a slow death after war from the grief of what they experienced and to this day are still haunted by what they went through. How dare anyone justify this premise. the roll of our federal Government is so blurred now. They are supposed to protect us from all enemies foreign and domestic we are supposed to have a voice but instead we are ignored. 

Dec 17, 2009 08:10 AM
#8
Anonymous
VAL

I can not believe that the so called commander in chief would do this to our men.  Why doesn't he give up his insurance and start paying for in out of his pocket.  The National debt?? Tell him to stay home and have dinner like the rest of us.  The expendures for him to go to NY and other places is out of this world.  Tell him to cut back - what he spends on dinner would pay the insurance for hundreds of our military men.  What a !@#$%^

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