Hey! Let’s Move ALL Those Loser Military Retirees ~ Maybe Even Active Troop Families ~ TO OBAMACARE!!

You knew it was coming.

Budget experts: Move Tricare beneficiaries to Obamacare

The Defense Department could slash its enormous health care budget by requiring Tricare beneficiaries not on active duty to get health care coverage through Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to several current and former congressional budget experts.

AND the money quote from DoucheBag central ~ which is going to be a HUGE SURPRISE to all us military types who completed THEIR “OBLIGATION” with the understanding that the United States of America would fufill what they promised was the country’s “OBLIGATION” to us:

“…And, John Mayer, a military health and energy analyst with Booz Allen Hamilton, added the Pentagon should be under no obligation to continue providing “free health” care to those who have retired from military service and have access to health care either through their employers or the Affordable Care Act.

Having a program where they can go in and get free health care, and do it as often as they want seems to be a burden that the American public shouldn’t have to bear,” Mayer said, speaking of the military retiree population who uses Tricare.

There is so much WRONG with those two sentences, it’s all I can do not to sit sputtering in a fury.

“As OFTEN as they WANT to”? RATIONED CARE is what that says. Or implying we’re all hypochondriacs. ExCUSE us for going to the doctor. Frankly, you can KMA for this household’s sake, because we rarely use our privilege for other than yearly check-ups (‘Cause you know, beancounting asshat, WELLNESS actually SAVES money!) and emergency things, like my gall bladder, or the skin cancer they’re carving off my gourd in January. Forgive us for seeing a doctor. The NERVE of YOU.

And the idea that somehow we all magically have a person in the household EMPLOYED is LAUGHABLE considering WHO is President and WHAT he’s done (or NOT done, as the case may be) to the economy to foster getting those LOST jobs back. (And they’ve been LOST in this household, as well as many of the other military retirees we know.) Especially EMPLOYED FULL TIME ones WITH employer provided insurance? Surely you jest. I feel like he’s playing Circle Jerk, because everyone knows ObamaCare has pretty much boned employer provided insurance for the majority of Americans, so we’re back to the beginning.

And before you scream about “Democrats”, blahblahblah, please know some Republicans like the sainted Paul Ryan are also BIG proponents of a move very much like this.

Merry Christmas.

8 Responses to “Hey! Let’s Move ALL Those Loser Military Retirees ~ Maybe Even Active Troop Families ~ TO OBAMACARE!!”

  1. leelu says:

    Depressing at best.

    Thank you for your service to all of us.

    In spite of what Obama does.

  2. JeffS says:

    ObamaCare is failing across the nation. Or at least isn’t as “successful” as the ivory tower elites think it should be, in terms of the number of enrollees. Hence their desire to press-gang more people into that worthless program.

  3. aelfheld says:

    JeffS, ObamaCare is, like Social Security, a Ponzi scheme. It’s just the period from inception to collapse is a lot shorter.

  4. JeffS says:

    Yeah, aelfheld, but the scramble to save the unsaveable is going to be epically Pyrrhic. “Scorched earth” doesn’t even begin to describe those wasted efforts.

  5. Dr Alice says:

    I saw this, it’s not good. God forbid the government should save money by chopping unnecessary jobs; instead, they’re cutting military benefits?! If they want to cut health benefits they should start with government employees.

    I agree with leelu, thank you for your service.

  6. Skyler says:

    Once a government program is in place, it becomes the standard. We will be hard pressed to justify why the national standard is not good enough for the military but is good enough for everyone else. It’s already that way with medicare.

    I’m still trying to find the part of the Constitution that says the federal government can choose my doctor for me.

  7. aelfheld says:

    Skyler, maybe if they include the military after they require every Congress-critter & their lackeys to submit to – whoops, sorry – sign up for Obamacare.

  8. Michael Lonie says:

    Repeal the whole mess and start over. Produce a series of small bills targeted at individual problems. Do not try to shoehorn the whole country into a one-size-fits-all system.

    There are two problems with this approach tht will prevent the pols from doing it. First, it won’t allow for enough graft for themselves and their clients. Second, it will not extend governmental control over people, which is the real goal.

    Tar and feathers.

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