Veterans alert: health care NOT different; claiming it's changed is disinformation

Veterans alert: health care NOT different; claiming it's changed is disinformation

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Not sure how it's happening, but some people are claiming the new health insurance law changes benefits due to veterans.

This appears to be some kind of scam, attempt to victimize veterans.

Here's the straight story:

Statement from VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki

March 21, 2010


WASHINGTON – As Secretary of Veterans Affairs, I accepted the solemn responsibility to uphold our sacred trust with our nation’s Veterans.  Fears that Veterans health care and TRICARE will be undermined by the health reform legislation are unfounded.  I am confident that the legislation being voted on today will provide the protections afforded our nation’s Veterans and the health care they have earned through their service.  The President and I stand firm in our commitment to those who serve and have served in our armed forces.  We pledge to continue to provide the men and women in uniform and our Veterans the high quality health care they have earned.

President Obama has strongly supported Veterans and their needs, specifically health care needs, on every major issue for these past 14 months – advance appropriations, new GI Bill implementation, new Agent Orange presumptions for three additional diseases, new Gulf War Illness presumptions for nine additional diseases, and a 16% budget increase in 2010 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, that is the largest in over 30 years, and which has been followed by a 2011 VA budget request that increases that record budget by an additional 7.6%.     

To give our Veterans further assurance that health reform legislation will not affect their health care systems, the Chairmen of five House committees, including Veterans Affairs Chairman Bob Filner and Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton, have just issued a joint letter reaffirming that the health reform legislation as written would protect those receiving care through all TRICARE and Department of Veterans Affairs programs.

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Leo Gosson

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Hope you get it cause you certainly haven't up to this point.
Leo
Gosson

Leo Gosson

Am I Leo Gosson or are you Leo Gosson? For those of you that read this blog…I am not the guy who wrote this. I am the Leo Gosson of US Trade International out of Oregon.

Leo Gosson (I think)

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