Veterans groups and military retirees are the latest group to mobilize to fight changes to their health-care system, known as Tricare, according to The Wall Street Journal.
President Obama’s bipartisan fiscal commission recommended reviewing Tricare as part of proposed cuts in federal spending.
“The heavy lifting [for this nation] is being done by the military,” Norbert Ryan, a retired Navy admiral who is president of the Military Officers Association of America, told The Joural. “They should be the last ones to give. Don’t ignore the service and sacrifice that has earned them that benefit. Don’t confuse it with Social Security. Don’t confuse it with Medicare and Medicaid.”
I will be interested to see how our local military retirees, ranging from “electeds” to government-averse tea party patriot members, react to the spending cut plans.
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