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Wed Aug 29, 2012, 03:48 PM

3. Agreed. See: What's this about Romney/Ryan cutting the VETERANS ADMINISTRATION budget?

Do veterans who are being fed the FOX swill, know what Romney and Ryan have in mind for them? Do they think they or their brothers in arms will be able magically survive this:

What's this about Romney/Ryan cutting the VETERANS ADMINISTRATION budget?


This seems to gone unnoticed? These are the first steps for Romney/Ryan to cut the VA.

But a budget proposal by top Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to trim spending at the Department of Veterans Affairs had some DAV members worried.

"If they go and approve this, we will have some of the smaller VA facilities closing down in rural states," said Gene Murphy, the state DAV director. "Then you're going to put these veterans' into the Medicare and Medicaid programs."

Budget Panel Eyes End to VA Care for 1.3 Million Vets

The House Budget Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), has told a veterans' group it is studying a plan to save $6 billion annually in VA health care costs by canceling enrollment of any veteran who doesn't have a service-related medical condition and is not poor.

Committee Republicans, searching for ways to curb federal deficits and rein in galloping VA costs, are targeting 1.3 million veterans who claim priority group 7 or 8 status and have access to VA care.


http://www.vmwusa.org/index.php/healthcareservices/hcarticles/47-health/1079-va-care-end-eyed-for-13-million-vets

That's from the OP by Rosa Luxemborg here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=75426

I don't know how many knew of Rand Paul's plans for cutting funds for VA hospitals with defense, but he was forced to compromise.

I know vets who receive all their health care from these facilities. They are their lifeline, even send nurses to their homes for all kinds of things. Very good services.

This plan puts them in Medicaid, which the GOP also wants to cut. They will be in the group they despise, Welfare Recipients.

Sadly many despise Obama more, who's working to care for vets.

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