This is a MAJOR SLAP in the face of every military member and retiree of the Armed Forces of the United States. Active duty military are not compensated enough as it is, but this sucks. Sorry, but I’ve been associated with the military for about 38 years and this will hurt the Enlisted Personnel the hardest like the Pico Sisters and the Hitchcock’s daughter. What is left in the basic fabric of life in this country under this poseur of a president.
Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military
BY: Bill Gertz – February 27, 2012 3:36 pm
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.
More of this Anti-Military Crap Here: http://freebeacon.com/trashing-tricare/