Unreal… Obama Threatens to Veto Defense Bill Unless It Hikes Healthcare Fees for Service Members

ObamaTax in action…

Barack Obama does not care too much for the military.
But, he does think they make a good photo-op.

Now this…
The Obama Administration threatened to veto the defense appropriations bill unless in includes significant hikes in healthcare fees on service members.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:

The Obama administration on Friday threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include higher health care fees for members of the military.

“The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did not incorporate the requested TRICARE fee initiatives into either the appropriation or authorization legislation,” the White House wrote in an official policy statement expressing opposition to the bill, which the House approved in May.

President Obama’s most recent budget proposal includes billions of dollars in higher fees for members of TRICARE, the military health care system, and is part of the administration’s plan to cut nearly $500 billion from the Pentagon’s budget.

Some fear the administration’s proposal is an effort to increase enrollment in the state-run insurance exchanges mandated under the president’s controversial health care law.

The administration urged the House to “reconsider” to fee increase, arguing they are “essential for DOD to successfully address rising personnel costs.”

Hat Tip Mara Zebest

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  • http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.ca Reaganite Republican

    Most Twilight Zone episodes have nothing on this bizarre, never-ending nightmare

    MITT- man up and roll this freak to the curb!

  • donh

    BUT….We HAD to keep college loan interest rates from increasing to pass a ” roads and bridges” construction slush fund for that lebanese german fascist Ray LaHood to spend on bicycle pathways and sidewalks…. and maybe slip a few million out the back door for his son to share with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

  • mcc

    This is when I get spitting mad.

    Leave our military alone, you lying sob.

    Congress, don’t agree to ANYTHING this creep wants.

    You and I and every person in America and around the world knows he can’t be trusted.

  • http://gormlessworm.blogspot.com The Worm

    Here’s what’s really going on. Obama needs people signing up for this healthcare program administered by the Government. Therefore, he is making the current healthcare available to the service men and women more costly than his program. He is banking on a significant number of men and women in the service signing up with Obamacare.

    This is important because most men and women in the service are in the prime of their lives and rather healthy in comparison to the likely “demographic” signing up domestically. Without the healthy signing up for his program…the cost analysis is going to suck eggs, and any underwriter worth his/her salt would see it as a money losing risk.

    You can bet there are all kinds of pamphlets and memos floating around the military right now comparing the prices of their current healthcare (plus increase) to Obamacare right now.
    The Worm

  • bigkahuna

    but yet we have money to advertise on radio 4 parties to organize people for food stamps. The people who do nothing get money,food, cell phones etc. just like obama…fraud pays

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  • snap boy

    Well, Obama only wants Congress, the Supremes and himself to escape the “mandates” of Obamacare.

  • snap boy

    Some of those “rising personnel costs” would be lessened if the First Traveler just stayed home.

  • Patty

    We, as a nation, apparently cannot meet our promises to .6% of Americans who risked their lives, mental and physical health, family wellbeing and the best earning years of their lives over a 20 to 30 year period in defense of our great nation.

    Those of you concerned with the cost of military retiree and veteran healthcare just need to be patient – we’re dying off as fast as we can and fewer and fewer Americans are serving – so, our veteran population is drawing down. Just hang on and most of us will be out of your hair soon and you’ll have that money for more unconstitutional social welfare programs – I promise.

    Cutting the defense budget is the usual response to calls for cutting the federal budget. And when speaking about cutting the defense budget politicians and political activists always hypocritically talk about cutting personnel programs, numbers of personnel, retirements and healthcare benefits.

    Remember, the military always needs bullets, bombs, tanks and airplanes and in bad economic times people usually beat down the doors to the recruiter’s office so the federal government can cut and gut compensation.


  • Patty

    If you don’t want to provide free birth control pills to women that constitutes a “war on women.” If you want to cut food stamps, direct welfare payments, etc then that constitutes a “war on the poor.” If you want to cut unconstitutional federal education programs and funding then that constitutes a “war on education, teachers, etc.” If you want to cut free or reduced school breakfast and lunch programs then that constitutes a “war on children.”

    President Obama has said he will not reduce the deficit on “the backs of the middle class and poor,” meaning cutting unconstitutional federal programs that seemingly support the middle class and poor.

    But what about the “war on veterans,” and military retirees, people who stood up and volunteered to defend their nation based on certain promised compensation in a career that is specifically constitutional? Where is the outrage?

    There were approximately 45.8 million Americans on food stamps in 2010 – 2011 and only about 1.39 million military retirees as of the 2010 Census, or about .6% of Americans. There were only about 21.8 million living military veterans in the 2010 census and that number includes the retirees, but more than 50 million Americans on unconstitutional Medicaid programs. MORE HERE


  • Ella

    Obama is a nasty Piece of work and I am being kind here.

  • gastorgrab

    “Obamacare: It’s a big f***ing tax.”


    Time to make up T-shirts with that slogan, that look exactly like what the ‘Re-elect Obama’ site is selling.

  • Multitude

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was attacked, the state Capital raided, and a recall election thrown because… he asked state employees to pay a mere 2% of their healthcare (along with a tiny portion of their retirement).

    Where’s the unions attacking Obama in solidarity with our troops for this blatant attack and fee imposition?There was no negotiation with the troops and their benefit representation. Even Walker tried a few times to negotiate before being boxed in the corner with a state law that he balance the budget. Strong-arm Barry has no such requirements driving him, other than his position that he wants to kill TRICARE for the military.

    And where is his same demand upon the desk jockeys who are paid twice the private sector to shuffle papers and dream up more bureaucratic excess at the Department of Agriculture, DHS, Department of Education, Energy, etc.? Why are they off limits for this increase demand?

  • texabama

    Patty, thanks for your insightful comments. Not only is it atrocious that they want to raise the fees for military (and their families) healthcare, but the real slap is that they are paying for it at all. Most of these retirees were promised free healthcare for themselves and their families. Every year they were serving the military provided them with an annual leave/earnings statement that showed how much this “free healthcare” was worth to justify their smaller paycheck. Like most things from our federal government, it was a LIE.

  • SeniorD

    Dumbo sends American service men and women into Harm’s Way for a cause which is still unknown. Now, on top of he extends his extortion scheme to raise medical care rates to this same service people.

    HIS economy has seen millions of jobs lost,
    HIS economy resulted in hundreds of thousands of people out of work
    HIS ‘lead from the bomb shelter in the WH basement’ has led to the unnecessary military deaths

    When will the people of this country wake up and arrest him for criminal acts?

  • ouldbollix

    This is payback to Gov Walker in Wisconsin.

  • http://clarkcountypolitics.blogspot.com K.J. Hinton

    Call his bluff. Let him veto the bill… see what happens.