Obama To Make MASSIVE Cuts To Military Healthcare –Force ObamaCare On Retired Military Vets

February 28, 2012 at 9:17 am

Union civilian defense workers come out unscathed. Of course!

Bill Gertz  at the Washington Free Beacon reports:

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“The massive increases beginning next year appear timed to avoid upsetting military voters in a presidential election year, critics of the plan say.”

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
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The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.
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Administration officials told Congress that one goal of the increased fees is to force military retirees to reduce their involvement in Tricare and eventually opt out of the program in favor of alternatives established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
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Significantly, the plan calls for increases between 30 percent to 78 percent in Tricare annual premiums for the first year. After that, the plan will impose five-year increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent ”more than 3 times current levels.According to congressional assessments, a retired Army colonel with a family currently paying $460 a year for health care will pay $2,048.

The new plan hits active duty personnel by increasing co-payments for pharmaceuticals and eliminating incentives for using generic drugs. [...]

Even if Obama does not get his way, the point is, that he –wanted to trash Tricare!

Spitting on the Troops and protecting union members –the Obama way.

Never forget.

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