I am greatly relieved to hear that Obama dropped his proposal to bill private insurance companies for the treatment of some veterans wounded in combat. Apparently, the heat the administration got from the Hill, the public, veterans and the media was a little more than it could take. No kidding! You’re talking about our soldiers, the ones who put their lives on the line for us.
I have to say I’m a bit confused about this whole affair. You see, I distinctly remember Obama saying during his campaign that he thought health care should be a right for every American. I did a quick search and found that I was right. The important part is at 9 seconds.
My question for the president is, do you think veterans aren’t Americans or have you changed your mind since last October? Of all Americans, soldiers wounded in combat, while serving the United States and under orders from their Commander in Chief, have a right to treatment provided by the country they serve.
Last weekend, when my grandparents took me to see Arlington National Cemetery, my grandpa, who is a Vietnam Veteran, told me as he stood in front of rows and rows of white headstones, I am proud to live in a country that honors their veterans. Amen! May it ever be said of America that here we honor our veterans, both those living and those who have died.