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Wednesday, September 01, 2010


"...Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance..."

!!!!!! Absurd !!!!!!

"...No official proposal to create such a program has been announced publicly, but veterans groups wrote a pre-emptive letter last week to President Obama voicing their opposition to the idea after hearing the plan was under consideration.

The groups also cited an increase in 'third-party collections' estimated in the 2010 budget proposal -- something they said could be achieved only if the Veterans Administration started billing for service-related injuries.

Asked about the proposal, (Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric) Shinseki said it was under 'consideration.'

'A final decision hasn't been made yet,' he said..."

"... the proposal would be "dead on arrival" if it's sent to Congress, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, said..."

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