Monday, March 16, 2009

An Immoral Policy Proposal

I can't imagine this idea is going to meet with the approval of the American public: President Obama plans to force wounded soldiers to pay for treatment of combat injuries themselves, via their private insurance.

I frankly find it appalling that such an idea would even occur to the Commander in Chief of our armed forces. Beyond the ethical aspect, consider the practical implications, as described by Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:

"...vets with service-related injuries and illnesses can only get third-party insurance because insurers know the US will cover all service-related medical treatment through the VA. If the government reneges on that commitment, it will put insurers on the hook for veterans already enrolled — but it will make it a lot harder for the next set of veterans to get insured. It will also raise costs to the rest of the insured by those companies, when the burden should fall on all Americans equally."

Wednesday Update: The White House is now said to be backing off their proposal.


Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

If this happens- all I can say is expect more than "tea parties" around the country. Obama has to be one of the most incompetent, unprepared and over-rated "new" president I've ever seen.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

This is indeed unspeakable. I don't understand how he thinks the troops he leads will respect him as there CiC. Some Democrats aren't happy with this either.

10:11 PM  

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