Surprise, surprise, Obama wants to reduce military health benefits

Obama has been promising to trash Tricare since he was immaculated.  You liberals in the military are getting what you voted for, while  civilians employed by the military (that is, those in those protected unions) will not be affected.

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3 Responses to “Surprise, surprise, Obama wants to reduce military health benefits”

  1. drugsandotherthings Says:

    Care to provide some references? Yes- last september he raised co-pays (for retired military and military family members- not active duty) to be in line with what other government employees pay.

    Beyond that- there has been no trashing of tricare, nor any plans I am aware of. And without fail- every single active duty and retired military person I know has said that their care has gotten immensely better then it ever was under Bush.

  2. politicaldoc Says:

    Howdy “drugs”
    Did you read the article? Obama wants to get rid of Tricare and put the vets on his wonderful Obamacare.

  3. Jon Says:

    Variations of this plan have been published in Army Times and on a variety of websites. While the jury is still out, Obama is not trustworthy since he has obfuscated and twisted the truth on this matter from the outset. He uses statements like “If you like your current plan you can keep it”. Yet he neglects to point out that his overall program increases inusrance costs with added regulatory requirements, pricing many who like their current plans out of the market by making costs prohibitively high for the insurance companies, forcing them to raise their rates. He also said that rates would go down for everyone TRICARE and Commercial, yet now he says that TRICARE rates under his new regulation will increase drabatically, ad the fact is that the increases in cash into the system offset less than 2% of the cost, it is merely a tool to drive people away from TRICARE and into the exchanges.

    But for older soldiers like myslef this is little more than another Executive Branch bait and switch, at which Obama is well practiced, In the beginning of my career (under Carter) I was going to be given “Free Health care for life” contingent on completion of 20 years honorable service. But the “Free” turned into TRICARE which is not being phased out by hook or crook.

    So much for promises kept by the U.S. Government.

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