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BTW anyone else hear of the $79 a month doctor? Gubment tells him he can't do it or they will throw him in jail? It's a commin....da change it is a commin.
I saw this guy on Glenn Beck's show on Fox. They were after the guy because they said he didn't charge enough. After the first airing of the show, the Govt. backed off and said ok but only if you charge an additional fee for a sick visit on top of your $79 monthly fee for unlimited "preventive care". It's sad when we get a Turkish doctor who immigrates here and wants to do something good and the liberal retards won't let him because its just to easy and practical.
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. wrote:I'm not worried about this passing, but I am pissed that my CDR in Chief thinks he can send me into harms way then expect me to pay for any injuries I get while carrying out his dirty work.
That says it all brother; and for the ones who already wrote that check especially (FOGS). It was promised, it is owed, and it is just.....
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Gentlemen,
This is an appalling concept and one that could only have been dreamed up by a former denizen of Illinois.

As a small business owner I am being crushed by health insurance costs. I pray that I never have to evaluate a prospective hire based on the fact that due to his service to his country I may not be able to afford his health care costs.

I fear this is just the first of many assaults on veteran’s issues we will face over the next four years. Another reason why each one of us needs to join the VFW, American Legion, DAV, and other veterans groups. I realize that some of these groups may require a little “getting used to” but join as an at large member if you choose not to get involved on the local level. Strength in numbers and believe me you will never appreciate the sense of pride you feel when you come home from vacation and realize that the grandkids found all 300,000 mailing labels in a drawer and chose to surprise Grandma by papering all the walls on the first floor.

Knowing that most of you gentlemen may already have a particular taste for Secretary Shinseki I would suggest an immediate barrage of correspondence regarding this issue. I believe his course is charted. If he is truly a soldier’s soldier he will immediately forward his resignation as I believe his president has forsaken him. If not he deserves to be labeled King of all Buddy F&^%$#@ and forced to resign.

An Open Letter From Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki
March 13, 2009


My name is Eric Shinseki, and I am a Veteran. For me, serving as Secretary of Veterans Affairs is a noble calling. It provides me the opportunity to give back to those who served with and for me during my 38 years in uniform and those on whose shoulders we all stood as we grew up in the profession of arms.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a solemn responsibility to all of you, today and in the future, as more Veterans join our ranks and enroll to secure the benefits and services they have earned. I am fully committed to fulfilling President Obama’s vision for transforming our department so that it will be well-positioned to perform this duty even better during the 21st Century.
We welcome the assistance and advice of our Veterans Service Organizations, other government departments and agencies, Congress, and all VA stakeholders as we move forward, ethically and transparently, so that Veterans and citizens can understand our efforts.
Creating that vision for transforming the VA into a 21st Century organization requires a comprehensive review of our department. We approach that review understanding that Veterans are central to everything VA does. We know that results count, that the department will be measured by what we do, not what we promise, and that our best days as an organization supporting Veterans are ahead of us. We will fulfill President Lincoln’s charge to care for “. . . him, who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan . . .” by redesigning and reengineering ourselves for the future.
Transforming any institution is supremely challenging; I know this from my own experience in leading large, proud, complex, and high-performing organizations through change. But the best organizations must be prepared to meet the challenging times, evolving technology and, most importantly, evolving needs of clients. Historically, organizations that are unwilling or unable to change soon find themselves irrelevant. You and your needs are not irrelevant.
Veterans are our clients, and delivering the highest quality care and services in a timely, consistent and fair manner is a VA responsibility. I take that responsibility seriously and have charged all of the department’s employees for their best efforts and support every day to meet our obligations to you. Our path forward is challenging, but the President and Congress support us. They have asked us to do this well—for you. Veterans are our sole reason for existence and our number one priority—bar none. I look forward to working together with all VA employees to transform our department into an organization that reflects the change and commitment our country expects and our Veterans deserve.
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another damn texan wrote:CHANGE we can believe in.
Indeed...
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It's over. Obama has dropped this issue:

President Obama, after an uproar by veterans groups, has scrapped a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of troops injured in service.

"In considering the third-party billing issue, the administration was seeking to maximize the resources available for veterans," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday in a written statement. "However, the president listened to concerns raised by the [veteran service organizations] that this might, under certain circumstances, affect veterans' and their families' ability to access health care.

"Therefore, the president has instructed that its consideration be dropped," Gibbs said.

Obama met with 11 veterans service organizations on Monday and explained his plan to increase funding for Veterans Affairs by $25 billion over five years and bring more than 500,000 eligible veterans of modest income into the VA health care system by 2013.

But the American Legion, the nation's largest veterans group, said the president's plan would have increased premiums, made insurance unaffordable for veterans and imposed a massive hardship on military families. It could have also prevented small businesses from hiring veterans who have large health care needs, the group said.

The American Legion applauded Obama's decision to drop the plan on Wednesday.

"We are glad that President Obama listened to the strong objections raised by The American Legion and veterans everywhere about this unfair plan," Cmdr. David K. Rehbein of the American Legion said. "We thank the administration for its proposed increase in the VA budget and we are always available to assist by providing guidance to ensure a veterans health are system that is worthy of the heroes that use it."

The American Legion wants the existing system to remain in place. Service-related injuries currently are treated and paid for by the government. The American Legion has proposed that Medicare reimburse the VA for the treatment of veterans.
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Beat me to the punch. Thanks
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I guess Obama's teleprompter told him that it wasn't a good thing, and to drop it.

Who the hell is writing that teleprompter. That is the real power in this country!
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John Stewart comments on the issue. Priceless!

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This guy stands absolutely NO chance of getting reelected. A little over 2 months in office and the country is in ruins. We had a great economy under Bush compared to this clown.
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TC204 wrote:This guy stands absolutely NO chance of getting reelected. A little over 2 months in office and the country is in ruins. We had a great economy under Bush compared to this clown.
So you think that people voted for him because they thought he would do something? POTUS Obama has achieved Celebutard status and he would have to be caught in bed with a young boy, laying beside a dead girl and stoned on drugs to lose the next election.
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Silverback wrote:
TC204 wrote:This guy stands absolutely NO chance of getting reelected. A little over 2 months in office and the country is in ruins. We had a great economy under Bush compared to this clown.
So you think that people voted for him because they thought he would do something? POTUS Obama has achieved Celebutard status and he would have to be caught in bed with a young boy, laying beside a dead girl and stoned on drugs to lose the next election.
I thought the "being caught in bed with a young boy, laying beside a dead girl and stoned on drugs" were normal things for liberals?
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TC204 wrote: We had a great economy under Bush compared to this clown.
WTF? Bush gave this mess to BO.
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RRDTm3 wrote:
TC204 wrote: We had a great economy under Bush compared to this clown.
WTF? Bush gave this mess to BO.

So you have drank the Koolaid?
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