My son in law got an update to the post I shared the other day. Following is the latest news he recieved on this subject. It shows how a group of Americans can make a difference when they stand their ground on rediculous laws.
“Obama Drops Controversial Health Care Plan for Wounded Veterans:
President Obama will not advance a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of troops injured in service.
President Obama, after an uproar by veterans groups, has scrapped a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of troops injured in service.
…the American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans group, said the president’s plan would have increased premiums, made insurance unaffordable for veterans and imposed a massive hardship on military families. It could have also prevented small businesses from hiring veterans who have large health care needs, the group said.
The American Legion applauded Obama’s decision to drop the plan on Wednesday.”
God bless our veterans – they deserve this decision!
My son in law recently sent me this information. He is a Major in the Army. He has been to Iraq and his father is a Vietnam Vet presently under the care of the VA. This information disturbs me – and whether you support any war – our soldiers deserve better than this. I hope you will pray for this to stop, or, if you dont pray, write your congressman!
WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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.”
…The proposed requirement for these companies to reimburse the VA would not only be unfair, says the Legion, but would have an adverse impact on service-connected disabled veterans and their families. The Legion argues that, depending on the severity of the medical conditions involved, maximum insurance coverage limits could be reached through treatment of the veteran’s condition alone. That would leave the rest of the family without health care benefits. The Legion also points out that many health insurance companies require deductibles to be paid before any benefits are covered. Additionally, the Legion is concerned that private insurance premiums would be elevated to cover service-connected disabled veterans and their families, especially if the veterans are self-employed or employed in small businesses unable to negotiate more favorable across-the-board insurance policy pricing. The American Legion also believes that some employers, especially small businesses, would be reluctant to hire veterans with service-connected disabilities due to the negative impact their employment might have on obtaining and financing company health care benefits.
Well, it’s almost that time of year again. Spring is in the air, bulbs are trying to poke through, birds are flocking…….but that’s not what Im referring to. Yes, it’s approaching the time for the dreaded yearly mammogram! All you ladies out there know my angst. And we all have wondered why in the holy heck cant they invent a machine that can do the job without deforming, deflating, disrupting, and degrading our precious female attributes. Yes, we women have also had that thought cross our minds…you know, if men had to subject their….well, you get the picture. I wonder if that would advance the invention process!
I would much rather get a candygram, or have someone send me a telegram. I once read where someone sent their sister a singing mammogram for her birthday – must have been a man. Ive heard them called jamograms, slamagrams and a host of other descriptive names. The fact remains they are a bothersome, yet necessary, evil. As the sister of a breast cancer survivor, I am repeatedly reminded that it is a drudgery worth doing.
You can read up on the statistics, hear the news reports, read the posters in your doctor’s office. But when it hits home, this disease becomes your personal enemy. We live in a world of pain and suffering and disease. All we can do is follow our conscience and personal obligation to do our part to prevent a killer from invading our lives, praying for God’s mercy and grace. Pray? Yes, I believe in prayer too. If for no other reason than to find peace in the midst of doubt, turmoil and fear. I also believe that God has and will continue to heal, comfort, and strengthen anyone who has been afflicted if they ask of Him.
So ladies, don’t put it off any longer. Make a date with your local torture chamber and grin and “bare” it. Top it off with a visit to the nail salon or chocolate shop – you’ll feel better. Set an example for your children and friends. Do it for yourself.