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Obama - Wounded Vets to use private insurance?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bobdog, Mar 12, 2009.

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  1. bobdog

    bobdog Active Member

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    This will warm you right up on a chilly morning:

    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.

    On behalf of a grateful nation...
     
  2. The Rock

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    I don't know about every ones insurance but mine dose not cover acts of war and the like. But what the hell we is going to get government health care anyway so it won't matter in the end.

    Rock

    Jim
     
  3. g7777777

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    Shinseki is the guy that made all the fuss and changed the army headgear to a Beret rather than leaving that for elite units only- it cost a bunch of money

    I hope he isnt trying to "hang his hat" on something like this.

    The danger is that if a family has private insurance, charging that insurance will count towards policy caps. Private insurance is already charged first, government always pays last, but only for non service connected related disabilies or treatments.

    This would also increase the cost of private insurance to everyone as the money has to come from somewhere.

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    This outfit has one great idea after another.

    "2 arrested in FBI raid at Obama appointee's office
    March 12, 2009 - 12:08pm
    WASHINGTON - A D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee and a government contractor have been arrested in a federal bribery sting, sources tell WTOP.

    D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee Yusuf Acar and Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation President and CEO Sushil Bansal have been arrested, sources tell WTOP.

    Acar, 40, was taken into custody Thursday morning by FBI agents at his home in Northwest D.C.

    Bansal has received multiple contracts from the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Office, including contracts to develop Web-enabled applications and IT and anti-spyware support.

    The FBI is now serving a search warrant at the office of D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer, WTOP has learned.

    "We are there as part of a continuing ongoing criminal investigation," FBI Washington Field Office spokesperson Katherine Schweit tells WTOP.

    Schweit would not comment on the details of the investigation.

    More than a dozen FBI agents - including evidence technicians - at the office, located at 1 Judiciary Square on 4th Street in Northwest, WTOP's Mark Segraves reports.

    Most of the employees have been told to go home. Other employees have been segregated into a waiting room.

    Segraves reports the FBI's search has expanded from 9th floor offices to 10th floor offices.

    A spokesman for D.C.'s U.S. Attorney tells WTOP he cannot discuss the investigation, as it is currently sealed.

    On March 5, President Barack Obama named D.C. Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra as the federal government's chief information officer.

    Kundra's last day was March 4.

    Kundra, who was in charge of technology in the District since 2007, has been a consultant to Obama since he won the election.

    (Copyright 2009 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)
    WASHINGTON - A D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee and a government contractor have been arrested in a federal bribery sting, sources tell WTOP.

    D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer employee Yusuf Acar and Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation President and CEO Sushil Bansal have been arrested, sources tell WTOP.

    Acar, 40, was taken into custody Thursday morning by FBI agents at his home in Northwest D.C.

    Bansal has received multiple contracts from the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Office, including contracts to develop Web-enabled applications and IT and anti-spyware support.

    The FBI is now serving a search warrant at the office of D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer, WTOP has learned.

    "We are there as part of a continuing ongoing criminal investigation," FBI Washington Field Office spokesperson Katherine Schweit tells WTOP.

    Schweit would not comment on the details of the investigation.

    More than a dozen FBI agents - including evidence technicians - at the office, located at 1 Judiciary Square on 4th Street in Northwest, WTOP's Mark Segraves reports.

    Most of the employees have been told to go home. Other employees have been segregated into a waiting room.

    Segraves reports the FBI's search has expanded from 9th floor offices to 10th floor offices.

    A spokesman for D.C.'s U.S. Attorney tells WTOP he cannot discuss the investigation, as it is currently sealed.

    On March 5, President Barack Obama named D.C. Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra as the federal government's chief information officer.

    Kundra's last day was March 4.

    Kundra, who was in charge of technology in the District since 2007, has been a consultant to Obama since he won the election.

    (Copyright 2009 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)"
     
  5. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    This administration is like a two year old child trying to build a "house of cards".
     
  6. daddiooo

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    This administration is full of idiots, scumbags and tax cheats including but not limited to the "head condom".
     
  7. g7777777

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    No one has to use private insurance- that is a misnomer

    What happens is that when the VA provides care- they bill any private insurance for that care unless it was a specific service connected condition

    The change Obama and the Shin propose is to now bill private insurance for any care that the VA provides, even if the care was for a service connected condition

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  8. truthseeker

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    I am also a 30% service-connected disabled Veteran.

    What I don't understand is "How in the heck this is going to lower health care insurance?"

    What the public and the government have failed to understand is the following:

    - If you raise fee's/taxes/burdens on ANY business, they merely pass that increase on to the customer through raising fee's/prices on the customer/patient that uses there services/products.

    That is exactly why only "the little people pay taxes", big business' just raise the prices of services/products so that they keep or have HIGHER profits!
     
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Thx Obama for remembering us
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