We swore to never, ever let American service men and women be treated the way we were when we came back from Vietnam. Fifty years later, and the politicians who plunged headlong into repealing the Affordable Care Act are ignoring the over 50% of the Veteran population who rely on medical care outside the Veterans Administration.
Veterans groups recognized the shortfall in the pending legislation and have said: STOP! How will the Veterans and the spouses and families receive the medical care that they deserve? Abraham Lincoln declared the responsibility of the Nation:
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as
God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in,
to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the
battle and for his widow, and his orphan. . . .”
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” is the motto of the Veterans Administration.
It is more than that to those of us who have served. It is the promise that cannot be broken. Yet, in today’s times, the Veterans Administration does not care for all. For those Veterans, there must be and will be a way to provide for their care and well-being.
The current proposed legislation has raised a firestorm of concern. How will the politicians react?
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WASHINGTON – The battle over the future of Medicaid in the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has given little attention to how reduced funding will affect military veterans.Veterans groups are now speaking out, saying rolling back financial support for Medicaid, the health insurance program for the low-income and vulnerable could put at risk the 1.7 million veterans receiving Medicaid benefits.Contrary to popular belief, they report, less than half of America’s veterans, about 43 percent, get health insurance coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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