WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.So, a guy or gal gets wounded fighting a war and the Obama administration wants them bill their insurance for the cost of care. Loverly. Simply loverly.
But, while campaigning, Senator Obama said this about that:
We all know that the sacred trust does not end when the uniform comes off. That’s why it’s time to build a 21st-century VA. No more red tape. It’s time to give every service member electronic copies of their medical records and service records upon discharge so that they can immediately get the services that they’ve earned. No more shortfalls. We’ll fully fund VA health care. No more delays. We’ll pass on-time budgets. No more means testing. It’s time to allow every veteran into the VA system.If you doubt my transcript, the magic of YouTube has the video right here:
I'm wondering when General Shinseki will resign in disgust. This is a calculated slap in the face to veterans everywhere and demonstrates the contempt with which our President holds the military services in general and veterans in particular.
Every promise this guy makes comes with an expiration date.