The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, "This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans!"I find this to be extremely cold treatment toward those who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms. I also find it extremely stupid politically. While Congress and the President are bailing out their high-roller friends in the banking and investment business and those who can't or won't pay their mortgage, they're going to dump on Vets and make them and their insurance companies pay for their own medical treatment? I don't get it.
17 March 2009
Veterans Pay, Politicians Play (With Your Money)
Obama's plan to bill war veterans and their insurance companies for medical treatment is not sitting well with the American Legion: