The White House is proposing to force retired and active duty military families to pay drastically more for health care as part of a plan to reduce costs and potentially force service members into the Obamacare health system, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
This while Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden traverse their country to promote their “Joining Forces” campaign to assist military families, an effort that has helped Michelle remake her image into that of a red-white-and-blue backer of the military.
From the article.
The plan calls for increases between 30 percent to 78 percent in Tricare annual premiums for the first year. After that, the plan will impose five-year increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent—more than 3 times current levels
According to congressional assessments, a retired Army colonel with a family currently paying $460 a year for health care will pay $2,048.
The new plan hits active duty personnel by increasing co-payments for pharmaceuticals and eliminating incentives for using generic drugs.
The changes are worrying some in the Pentagon who fear it will severely impact efforts to recruit and maintain a high-quality all-volunteer military force . . . .
The administration is asking troops to get by without the equipment and force levels needed for global missions. “And now they are going to them again and asking them to pay more for their health care when you’ve held the civilian workforce at DoD and across the federal government virtually harmless in all of these cuts. And it just doesn’t seem fair,” the second aide said.
While proposing to cut military benefits, the White House publicity machine is putting out videos like this.
Please, call her back and tell her she will have to pay more for her health insurance.
H/T to Shofar, one of our readers, who pointed this out to me. He blogs at throughthenet.