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Obama Caves! You Saved Veteran’s Health Benefits!

Posted by Casey on March 18, 2009

All of those angry calls, letters, and bad publicity you all layed upon this administration has finally paid off.  Obama’s plan to exterminate many health benefits for our veterans has been defeated … at least for the moment.

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The White House on Wednesday backed off a controversial plan that would have dramatically altered the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) handles insurance claims, after veterans groups staged an all-out fight against such a proposal.

President Obama will not pursue a proposal that would have allowed the VA to charge private insurance companies for the treatment of veterans with service- and war-related injuries. The proposal raised the ire of prominent Democrats on the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs panels. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was the first to announce Wednesday afternoon that the president won’t pursue such a proposal.

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