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Congress Cuts VA Health Funds
April 19, 2011
11:47 pm

Subtitle: Congress Disenfranchises 130K Vets

It's ironic, in a way. I'd been having some cash flow problems lately, and went searching for alternative health care, since I can't afford normal health insurance. That's with two incomes combined, and we're not living beyond our means. So, I figured it was time to draw on an untapped resource I had available; I'm a vet, temporarily lower income, thought it was worth a shot.

Went to the local VA clinic to find out what info they needed, and what services I could get. They gave me an application, & a pamphlet to read. Looks like I would fall into Priority 7 or 8, full services available, probably with co-pay. The application's on my computer desk as I type, not filled out yet.

Got off work today, got comfy, fire up the 'puter, checked my email: one from mentioned the new GI Bill, and VA budget cuts. Specifically, health budget, to the tune of $6 billion. About 1.3 million vets affected, Priority 7 & 8, with an estimated 130K vets that won't be eligible any more since 'they have access to other health care options'.

Blues, looks like it will be a few more years before I get that degree I was working on; my Pell grant was reduced to practically nothing, so I withdrew, and went back to work. What a shame, I was carrying a 3.5 average, with 1/3 of the required credits complete as of last July.

Which makes two programs in a row that Congress, and the Obama administration, jerked out from under my feet, as well as those of tens of thousands of other American citizens. Meanwhile, I'm sitting here quietly, contemplating how I should dispose of that now-useless VA health care application. 😕 😡

April 20, 2011
5:42 am
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more digust..I am so disgusted..but oh..let's please pour more money into Libya.
I had to turn off the news today...stories of our latest cluster fk, our latest unwinnable war..we're at three now and going
it was making me so mad I thought I might screa...had to turn it off and tune out of it for a bit

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Why? Are you having fun?
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April 20, 2011
12:26 pm
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It is disgusting how they continually take money from military veterans yet keep approving funding for useless stuff such as the Department of Education, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee(just imagine the bureaucratic nightmare that one is). :thumbdown:

"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance." - James Madison

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