President Obama's plan to require private insurance to reimburse the government for treatment of wounded veterans will have unintended consequences. While the government looks forward to getting money from the insurance industry, one problem will be that employers will be even less likely to hire wounded vets, because that will drive up their cost of health care. Veterans already have an unemployment figure 10 points higher than average. And vets would be expected to pay deductibles on this care.
This is immoral. The mandate from our forefathers is 'to care for him who shall have borne the battle.' Not to squeeze every penny out of them. The government chose to send these men into harms way. Blue Cross didn't do that. The government, we the people, should take full responsibility.
This, plus the 10% across-the-board budget cut already placed on the military, cause me to conclude that President Obama is an anti-military president. He can say what he likes about supporting the troops, but I judge a man on his actions, not his words.