Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Scoreboard: Veterans 1, Obama 0

Obama backs off plan to alter vets' healthcare
By Roxana Tiron
from The Hill
Posted: 03/18/09 03:42 PM [ET]

The White House on Wednesday backed off a controversial plan that would have dramatically altered the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) handles insurance claims, after veterans groups staged an all-out fight against such a proposal.

President Obama will not pursue a proposal that would have allowed the VA to charge private insurance companies for the treatment of veterans with service- and war-related injuries. The proposal raised the ire of prominent Democrats on the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs panels. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was the first to announce Wednesday afternoon that the president won’t pursue such a proposal.
Click to read the rest of the article

No comments:

Post a Comment