Originally Posted by lambtron
I did not make any mention of TRICARE or NAF. The legislation you linked provides no specific mention of the VA healthcare benefits, whereas it specifically outlines the DoD TRICARE and NAF plans. I have VA healthcare because I am a veteran not a DoD employee or servicemember on active duty or serving in an active reserve component.
you call people "ignoramuses", yet you can't even do a simple Google search.
now tell me who is the ignoramus over here.
"OMG! Obama ate my VA healthcare!"
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2009
Statement from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on the Presidentís Strong Commitment to Americaís Veterans:
The President has consistently stated that he is committed to working with veterans on the details of the 2010 VA Budget Proposal. The President demonstrated his deep commitment to veterans by proposing the largest increase in the VA budget in 30 years and calling VSO and MSO leaders into the White House for an unprecedented meeting to discuss various aspects of the budget proposal. In considering the third party billing issue, the administration was seeking to maximize the resources available for veterans; however, the President listened to concerns raised by the VSOs that this might, under certain circumstances, affect veterans and their familiesí ability to access health care. Therefore, the President has instructed that its consideration be dropped. The President wants to continue a constructive partnership with the VSOs and MSOs and is grateful to those VSOs and MSOs who have worked in good faith with him on the budget proposal.