Friday, June 29, 2012

Why Does The White House Want To Increase Health Care Fees For Members Of The Military?

Obama To Soldiers: Pay Up -- Washington Free Beacon

Threatens to veto bill unless it hikes health care fees for service members

The Obama administration on Friday threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include higher health care fees for members of the military.

“The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did not incorporate the requested TRICARE fee initiatives into either the appropriation or authorization legislation,” the White House wrote in an official policy statement expressing opposition to the bill, which the House approved in May.

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My Comment: This is not the only reason why the White House has threatened to veto this defense appropriations bill. But .... the White House's intention to increase health care charges on military personnel is the provision that I find personally unpalatable. With the Supreme Court deciding yesterday that "Obamacare" is constitutional, I now do expect a full-court press on the part of this administration to limit the choices that US military personnel (and everyone else for that matter) have in selecting health care, and to eventually divert them to the government health care program that they want implemented.

So much for choice.

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