Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military

[This is truly beyond the pale. Our warriors have earned everything they have coming and more … not less. It’s nauseating that our Appeaser-In-Chief would leave his unionized federal minions alone at the expense of our warriors! – JS]

From onemarinesview.com

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges….

According to congressional assessments, a retired Army colonel with a family currently paying $460 a year for health care will pay $2,048.

“Would you stay with a car insurance company that raised your premiums by 345 percent in five years? Probably not,” said the congressional aide. “Would anybody accept their taxes being raised 345 percent in five years? Probably not.” …

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