BO cuts healthcare for military


Staff member
Dec 24, 2009
Wandering around
but union civies untouched. nice.

please note that these are well paid civilian sorts as opposed to underpaid troops.
y'all lefties will have to get over the meme that BO loves the troops.

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.

The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.

The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.
I lived on a military salary for a couple of years. We could barely afford to eat, let alone buy insurance. This will certainly discourage recruitment. But maybe that was the plan all along.