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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Obama and Socialized Health Care

Wanna kick your military in the pants? Let it leak that you think they should pay for their own combat wounds out of pocket . (Those who are predisposed to accusing others of following in the footsteps of Oedipus while also reminding them that they and their good works are nothing but filthy rags should refrain from reading that link.)

So, here’s how various insurances work in the National Guard. My husband is covered under my Blue Cross insurance policy at work unless he is deployed and they do not pay for deployment related injuries or illnesses. He cannot buy private sector life insurance if he is going to be deployed soon or during deployment. Further, the only private sector life insurance we do buy for him does not have an act of war clause. Oh, and we can’t take out a disability policy on him period until he is done with the military. Insuring a soldier in a combat zone is an expensive risk, and policies like this rip off soldiers and their families. Since I doubt I’d be able to secure private sector insurance for Josh should he go into combat again, we’d have to pay out of pocket.

What this could be is a slick way of discouraging military service. However, there are other ways of reducing the number of troops. At any rate, people who believe in socialized health care and think that TRIcare is a good model had better think twice. Under Obama's philosophy, once you become too risky, you are on your own.


  • At 5:37 PM , Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

    That's what I'm afraid of. Well, not so much that we will be too risky as too expensive. I'm also afraid things will have to get really bad before enough people wake up.


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