by Tiffiny Ruegner | February 4, 2015 7:42 pm
Remember those Americans who gave a blank check to protect their country. That blank check could be written for time away from family, to the loss of limb, all the way up to their life. Barack Obama is disregarding Veterans’ blank check by denying them the choice to proper medical care we owe to our vets.
President Obama’s 2016 budget blueprint proposes rolling back a program that gives veterans the right to receive faster care outside of the long waitlists at the troubled Veterans Affairs medical system. Obama signed the Veterans Choice Program into law in August following months of partisan wrangling on Capitol Hill that finally led to a compromise measure to overhaul the agency.
The Veterans Choice Program was a key GOP provision in the deal. Authored by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the measure provides “choice” cards to veterans that can be used to obtain medical care at designated facilities outside of the VA system. But Obama announced Monday he’ll send a legislative proposal to Congress that would allow the VA to raid the program’s funding, now set at $10 billion.
Obama, in his fiscal 2016 spending blueprint, said the money is needed “to support essential investments in VA system priorities in a fiscally responsible, budget-neutral manner.”
It was our Veterans choice to hand their lives over to the military for love of country… some members of our government, like Obama, refuse to reciprocate and allow Veterans the choice of medical care. Unfortunate.
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