Obama Wants To Increase Health Care Costs For Soldiers

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Only union members are on Obamamama's favorite child list. All others must pay more.

    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.

  2. Maybe the military should unionize
  3. Republicans say we have to cut spending
  4. pspr


    LOL I can see them striking over the Afgahnistan war about now.
  5. Lucrum


    And unlike Reagan I doubt Odumbo would have the balls to stand up to them.
  6. Lucrum


    And additional burden on our already underpaid soldiers is a good way to do it?
    The ONLY people in this country that have actually earned government health care.

    Or are you just reciting whatever necessary to keep your illusion of BO alive?
  7. I dont support cutting health care for troops,I would rather raise taxes.The republicans say we have to cut spending though

    Fucking hypocrite republicans always want to talk about cutting spending until its something they support

    This from the party of lets cut spending ...


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    From the Wall Street Journal:

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  8. Lucrum


    And your messiah Obama?
  9. Obama is cutting spending like the republicans keep telling him to do
  10. Lucrum


    So your messiah takes orders from the republicans does he?

    And yet you still fervently support him.
    #10     Feb 27, 2012