Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Veterans Health Care

It appears that my name has been given to Yet Another organization.  But this is important to me because:  1.  My father fought in Korea and it effected him painfully all of his life.  2.  An uncle who was only 9 years older than me fought in Vietnam.  He died at age 62, partly as a result of the exposure to "agent orange" and other chemicals used there.  Without VA. surgeries he would have been blind before death.  3.  Poor people and people of color are the ones who most often fight in our volunteer army as a way of escaping poverty.  They took a terrible risk and fought, it is only Right and Humane that we take care of them when they return to us.

Take a stand for veterans health care today

Our veterans have fought to protect this country, now Congress needs to protect their
health care -
America's military personnel, military retirees and their dependents receive health
care through a program called "TRICARE."  And because TRICARE funding is controlled
by Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which threatens drastic cuts
to the program every year, we are playing a dangerous game with the health care of
those who have sacrificed so much for our great nation.
Applying temporary patches each year to keep the SGR from taking effect has only
created uncertainty for TRICARE patients and their physicians.  Our military families
deserve a sense of security over their access to health care.
Let's come together today - Veteran's Day - and send a powerful message to Congress
that it is time put an end to short-term fixes and find a permanent solution for
the SGR problem to protect health care for military patients, veterans and their
Click here
 to send an urgent message to your U.S. Representative and Senators and use our toll-free
grassroots hotline - (888) 434-6200 - to be connected to their offices.
Military veterans have fought for our country, now it's time for Congress to fight
for their health care.
P.S. Want to help us take a stand on behalf of America's Military families this Veteran's
Day?  Please forward this email to five family members or friends and urge them to
contact Congress today
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