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Obama To Cut Healthcare Benefits For Active Duty And Retired Military Should Obama cut benefits for military ?

CAPISCE 2013/01/26 13:01:35
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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.

The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.

The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.

Many in Congress are opposing the proposed changes, which would require the passage of new legislation before being put in place.pinion here...
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  • Andrew 2013/01/31 01:33:22
    NO
    Andrew
    No surprise, I knew the ass hole in chief would do something like this. Just a huge slap in the face to the military that Obama got re-elected.
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/30 22:17:59
  • Kara ~~~ American Patriot 2013/01/30 05:32:46
    NO
    Kara ~~~ American Patriot
    It is pretty fishy that the Democrats want to cut healthcare for the military.
  • skowcog 2013/01/28 17:00:31
    NO
    skowcog
    +1
    Really after all that these people have given of themselves to this country.
    I am not surprised that it might be due to increasing enrollment in Obamacare. However, it could also be a ruse to push the idea that the republicans won't give on spending on defense. Always playing games this guy. It just floors me!
  • Ashley 2013/01/28 15:17:00
    NO
    Ashley
    +2
    But he will of course.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2013/01/28 09:30:26
    NO
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +2
    SO paulpukes and Weedbaggers I would love to hear you tell a veteran WHY you helped obama get re-elected
  • princess 2013/01/28 02:23:00
    NO
    princess
    +2
    And people still don't get it that communist OVomit HATES our military and troops/veterans!!!
  • Quazimoto 2013/01/27 14:46:44
    NO
    Quazimoto
    +3
    What else would one expect from a closet Muslim.
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2013/01/27 07:11:10
    NO
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +3
    No he should cut the waste fraud and abuse in the system and quit spending money like it's free.
  • lcky9 2013/01/27 06:07:03 (edited)
    NO
    lcky9
    +3
    Cut for All healthcare for CONGRESS, SENATES and PRESIDENTS PAST and PRESENT
  • tjohn6763 2013/01/27 05:35:29
    NO
    tjohn6763
    +3
    Cut all the government union workers first.
  • golem48 2013/01/27 05:15:37
    NO
    golem48
    +4
    0bama thinks he's The Great Dictator"...
  • Woof 2013/01/27 04:54:24 (edited)
    NO
    Woof
    +4
    Of course he would, most military vote republican. He'd rather cut military medical than food stamps!
  • Woof Woof 2013/01/27 05:32:46
  • kaZappoo 2013/01/27 04:35:22
    NO
    kaZappoo
    +4
    well of course not ,,

    then lets cut all admins' s benefits ,,they already get major medical / pharmacy / dental / vision for 100.00$ mo premiums ,,,and those permiums are 50% co pay by govt. so they pay 50.00$ a month !

    why not cut theirs ,,it's not like they risk their lives for our country /world ,freedoms therein ..
    and 75% of their salaries as well !
    who does this looser {P}rez think he is ??

    ok ,,,we already know this !


    as it is the retired have had an increase of 25% in premiums , and they dont get these bennies till after mandatory 15 yrs ,,@ 50% and 20 yrs for 100% coverage ,,
  • Barbara Hasler 2013/01/27 04:35:10 (edited)
    NO
    Barbara Hasler
    +3
    If you read the Constitution, you will note that the government is responsible for only two things-the Treasury and the Military. As far as I am concerned those serving and served in the military should be given the best healthcare that can be given. The rest of the public servants, president, senators, house members bureaucrats, judges, etc. should be on the same health care mess as we, the people. There should be no exclusions. At present the taxpayers are paying for two health care programs; one for the taxpayers and one for the assumed "anointed" mob.
  • kaZappoo Barbara... 2013/01/27 05:00:27
    kaZappoo
    +1
    and many in congress stated (after reviewing obies proposed healthcare coverages ) agreed this wasn't suffectient for them ,, and wanted to stay with theirs

    and comes in the additional amend that congress shall pass no laws the do not equally apply to them ....Hmmm?

    they are public servants ,,,and in the "old days" servants meant what ?
    and hoped to get room & board / meals for those services ...but those werent guaranteed !

    then something happened in the past 200 yrs ,,,,?
  • Barbara... kaZappoo 2013/01/27 21:10:00
    Barbara Hasler
    The idiots want to ignore that they are our hirelings. I was in DC last summer. What a phony bunch of fools. The fact that they are so insular from their employers is demonstrated daily. Their only objective is to not lose their cushy jobs. I firmly believe that term limits would help. I also believe that they should have to wait 5 years after leaving office to become a lobbyist. Draconia, yes! Necessary, Yes!
  • Gid 2013/01/27 03:49:26
    NO
    Gid
    +2
    Given that these are the only people the feds should be providing health care for it is quite backwards to cut here.
  • Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL 2013/01/27 03:30:02
    NO
    Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL
    +4
    Some gave some, some gave all ...... bet there weren't many liberals in those categories.

    Obama hates the military and it's likely the military returns the favor.
  • mom 2013/01/27 03:14:04
    NO
    mom
    +4
    Just another one of his disgraceful moves as president.
  • Studied 2013/01/27 02:22:54
    NO
    Studied
    +5
    But I would expect nothing less from him.
  • momma-on-the-hit-list 2013/01/27 02:04:27
    NO
    momma-on-the-hit-list
    +4
    He can cut his budget, salary and his "hand outs to other nations" for rebuilding and jobs, OK cut his entire cabinet, that will give everyone a raise.
  • lucky 2013/01/27 01:34:28
    NO
    lucky
    +5
    Im not sure what is worse, that Democrats wanted it or that Republicans didnt even fight that part of the budget.
  • sglmom 2013/01/27 00:17:02
    NO
    sglmom
    +4
    Already happened ..

    http://www.armytimes.com/news...
    http://www.tricare.mil/Covere...
    http://www.stripes.com/news/v...
    http://militaryadvantage.mili...
    http://www.navytimes.com/news...
    http://www.hqmc.marines.mil/N...


    OBVIOUSLY ..

    I can go on and on about the IMPACT all these changes have (in terms of LESS service AND increasing our Health Care Costs ..

    but this is REALITY ..

    This ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS have screwed over the Military AND Veterans ..
    it is VERY CLEAR indeed ..
  • momma-o... sglmom 2013/01/27 02:05:48
    momma-on-the-hit-list
    +2
    Hated to give you a "rave" for that it just seemed so sad to know. :(
  • sglmom momma-o... 2013/01/27 03:45:07
    sglmom
    +3
    To put it bluntly ..
    this Administration AND Congress could give a flying rip about the Military or the Service-Connect Disabled veteran ..
    our services are CUT back tremendously ..
  • momma-o... sglmom 2013/01/27 04:03:11
    momma-on-the-hit-list
    +2
    He doesn't like military unless they are the newly joined droned ones. He hates the fact they are sworn to uphold the Constitution which he is trying to destroy completely.
  • sglmom momma-o... 2013/01/27 04:25:17
    sglmom
    +1
    EXACTLY ..
    they know we hold our OATH as HONORABLE
    they can sense we won't violate the Oath either ..
  • momma-o... sglmom 2013/01/27 04:34:26 (edited)
    momma-on-the-hit-list
    +1
    Dr James Garrow states top insider of military claims they are giving a "lipmus" test to see who will or will not stand on orders to shoot under marshal law. This needs to go out to every person.
  • sglmom momma-o... 2013/01/27 04:35:40
    sglmom
    +1
    THAT is going like a wildfire through all my service organizations ..
    needless to say ..
    we know our OATHS .. have served honorably ..
  • Zepland 2013/01/27 00:09:05
    NO
    Zepland
    +3
    Absolutely Not!
    It's a benefit of retired military.
    How about saving money with no free abortions.
  • happyday49 2013/01/27 00:03:29
    NO
    happyday49
    +7
    Why should he take away benefits from the very men and women (citizens) that protect this Nation. And their families are making a big sacrifice as well. One of his presidential duties under the Constitution is to protect this country from our enemies. He is more like giving to the enemy, like Morsi, who is according to Obama ( he is not sure as yet what Egypt is)? Sending them tanks and fighter jets. Also, he needs money for his and others global warming scam, as well as to pay for of his pet programs, as well as illegal alien programs. all that takes money. The oath is for the U.S. so I am not ashamed to call out him out for fleecing americans.
  • ☆ Queen... happyday49 2013/01/27 00:18:09
    ☆ QueenAline
    +2
    well stated happyday
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2013/01/26 23:24:07
    NO
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +7
    Absolutely not! We owe these service people to at least give them top medical care after risking there lives for their Country. My question for Obama " Why are you and your family along with congress exempt from this very law you are forcing on the rest of us?" I think that these folks make enough money to pay for their own medical care, why should we foot the bill?
  • Kurt 2013/01/26 22:48:29
  • Simone Seitz 2013/01/26 22:44:11
    NO
    Simone Seitz
  • "Shooter" ™ 2013/01/26 22:38:42
    NO
    "Shooter" ™
    +4
    He is cutting so he can give it to the majority of people who voted for him. We already have co-pays. He speaks with fork tongue.

    fork tongue obama
  • Lady Wh... "Shoote... 2013/01/26 23:55:49
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Escape from Kindergarten class?
  • "Shoote... Lady Wh... 2013/01/26 23:58:50 (edited)
    "Shooter" ™
    +2
    This is what I thing about your moron comment.

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