Obama drops proposed change in vets’ medicial care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced this afternoon that the Obama administration would not proceed with a proposal that could have forced veterans to use their private insurance to pay for the treatment of combat-related injuries.

“Based on the respect that President Obama has for our nation’s veterans and the principled concerns expressed by veterans’ leaders, the president has made the decision that the combat-wounded veterans should not be billed through their insurance policies for combat-related injuries,” Pelosi said to applause from lawmakers and veterans groups.
Veterans groups and some lawmakers from Minnesota had opposed the proposal.

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  1. Submitted by david granneman on 03/18/2009 - 08:58 pm.

    hello all
    president obama reveiled his true feelings when he refused to visit wounded troops when he was in germany – he decided to go to the gym instead.

    his distain for the military was further evident by his unthinkable proposal to require troops wounded in combat to have their own insurane pay for the treatment of their wounds.

    obama wants to provide health care for everybody including illegal immigrants. BUT NOT TO OUR SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN BATTLE.

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