From CNN:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

But the proposal would be “dead on arrival” if it’s sent to Congress, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, said.

Murray used that blunt terminology when she told Shinseki that the idea would not be acceptable and would be rejected if formally proposed. Her remarks came during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs about the 2010 budget.

No official proposal to create such a program has been announced publicly, but veterans groups wrote a pre-emptive letter last week to President Obama voicing their opposition to the idea after hearing the plan was under consideration.

The groups also cited an increase in “third-party collections” estimated in the 2010 budget proposal — something they said could be achieved only if the Veterans Administration started billing for service-related injuries.

Asked about the proposal, Shinseki said it was under “consideration.”

“A final decision hasn’t been made yet,” he said.

Let’s see expand healthcare to everyone including those who don’t pay taxes, but make our veterans pay for it?  You’ve got to be kidding me.  Fortunately this should be shot down and I commend Senator Murray for forcefully speaking out against it.  It should be dead on arrival.  Our vets deserve better than this.

You May Also Like

Globalists’ Push for Solar Tariffs Hurts the American Worker

Rick Manning: The globalists just don’t care if the American factory worker in the Midwest loses his job, so long as the foreigners don’t lose anything.

ESEA Reauthorization Clears U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on a 359 to 64 vote.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

I mean they did such a bang-up job on the Cash for…

Sarah Palin: Fuel America with Terrorist-Tarred Oil Instead of Drilling Our Own, Baby?

By Sarah Palin Am I the only one who wonders what could…