Wednesday, July 29, 2009
US Soldier Demands Apology From Senator Claire McCaskill
This is what members of Congress can expect when they come back home during Congressional recess... questions, protest, anger, constituent demands.
This veteran spoke to McCaskill's aides.
FYI- When this guy was in the military, no doubt he received Tricare; the military's health insurance (formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); the health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System). Some people say that Tricare is not really good coverage unless you live near a military base where there are military doctors. I am told that Tricare is similar to Medicare (and probably Medicaid too) in that the reimbursements to health providers are low and do not adequately cover the cost of care, so as a result many private providers prefer not to participate. It would seem too that this veteran soldier may have experienced poorly run government health care personally. He knows what he is talking about both constitutionally and from his own experience and knowledge. My understanding is that once one leaves the military and finishes their tour of duty, and becomes part of the private sector, they cease to receive health care through the military without paying for it.
Here's a clip of McCaskill telling everyone that "things are getting better"
Good luck with that... more unemployment ... consumer confidence down and durable goods down... dollar continues to fall.... business is awful, and higher taxes are on the horizon... we are on the verge of a commercial real estate bubble bursting, more foreclosures as unemployment rises and credit card companies are seeing more and more people not being able to pay their balances.
Meanwhile... Congress is not reading the bills they are voting on, they are spending money we don't have, they are not adhering to the Constitution, and they are NOT listening to the people who elected them.
When they come home - go to their Town Hall meetings, and tell them exactly what's on your mind!