Obama Thanks the Military… Sends Bill to Congress That Triples Their Healthcare Premiums
Don’t think for a second that Barack Obama does not appreciate the military.
He’s the first one to admit they make a great photo-op.
Barack Obama sent to Congress today his bill that triples the premiums service people, their families, and retirees will have to pay for TRICARE medical coverage.
It’s his special way of thanking the military for keeping America safe.
The bill will increase in health care premiums for service members.
The Examiner reported:
President Barack Obama’s recent behavior is either an attempt to write off any remaining votes that he may have expected from the U.S. military, or simply have them “self-migrate” into Obamacare, by using his presidential force majeure.
The Washington Free Beacon reported today that contained within the 2013 Department of Defense budget, submitted by Secretary Leon Panetta, projecting $487 billion in game-changing cuts, is a provision which proposes increases in health care payments by service members, which seeks to reduce the Tricare [military] medical system $1.8 billion in 2013, and a total of $12.9 billion by 2017.
To achieve the budget cut goals requires substantial Tricare annual premium increases of between 30 to 78 percent in the first year; after which, the plan will impose five-year increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent–3 times greater than current levels.
This comes after he cut pay for active duty service members serving in harm’s way earlier this month.