Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Obama administration's dangerous idea

They are thinking of making private insurance companies to pay the VA for service-related injuries to vets:

"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."

First of all, this does sound like a breaking of a promise to our vets.
Second of all, it sounds like such a huge loser of an idea, politically, that I'm shocked the Obama people are floating it.
And third, can you imagine the screaming from our liberal friends if the Bush administration had advanced this? Look for the Obama administration to dump this idea, fast...unless they're a lot dumber than I think they are.