I'm retired, I received this questionnaire a few months ago .I knew something was up with my health benefits. It was more pages and questions than
the census. Now I know why. I'm sure I'm not the only retied vet who received this. The form started off with a statement.
How much does your spouse make?
Do you own a home?
Do you have a second job.
Does your employer offer health benefits. ?
How much are your total assets combined?
Does your spouse work ? If so can you be added to a company heath plan ?
It goes on about health related question and plans . The pentagon is trying find a way to ditch the health benefits of veterans by looking for an
alternative source outside the DOD. The alternative sources would eventually be under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ( AKA Obama Care)
at some time or another. It looks like it was written by the CBO as well. You must be retired Military to have received this form . It could have
been a random selection also.
To clear up some confusion . Active duty and Retires member will have benefits cut and fees increased. All ranks will pay according to there
retirement pay or active duty pay. Military members who make more pay more as the scale goes, active duty and retired. The way I read this is that
some medical procedures will be cut while increasing the amount of payment or deduction for your pay. This also included health insurance for the
family as well. Rates will increase about 300 plus percent over three years. This will take effect starting next October if approved by congress.
This almost sounds like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the military.
When the Commander and chief was elected, within two month he made this statement “ I also want disabled vets to pay for health insurance” I'm
like what ? That statement was buried so fast in one day, I believe it was on the pentagon channel and never seen the light day on the MSM. I
believe we will see our disabled veterans paying in the future.
Here is the Kicker that some do not want to read on this board. I have been reading some Military discussion forums. I'm calling this the fall out of
the military. Some including myself are concerned about the voluntary military force, and how the health benefit(s) reduction increases will affect
our military strength across the board. Many Officer and NCO 's think this will be the downfall of the voluntary forces which will lead to a draft
Why? because no one will want to sign on the dotted line due to the health benefits cuts and increases. This has been the hallmark for joining the
military, and receiving Tricare for life. Take it for what it's worth, but I can tell you as recent military retiree and officer this might very well
happen. I always asked the troops why they joined, and this was in the top 3 all the time.
Write your Congressman about how shameful this is to our troops. Also you might mention you don't want to be the draftee putting your a$$ to the
blast in the next war, because more than likely you will be if this passes.
From Ron Paul . Today
“We have put our troops in harm’s way, and we must honor our promises. Our troops have paid a heavy price these past 10 years. Over 5,000 have
lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, 40,000 have seen crushing injuries, and hundreds of thousands more suffer from brain injury and
post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ron Paul responds to Obama tricare cuts
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