Creating a Learning Network for Kingdom Builders!
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UPDATE: June 6, 2011(D-day anniversary)
Healthcare Cuts Loom For 130,000 Vets, doctors and nurses and services pending cuts.
The House Budget Committee recently announced plans to cut $6 billion from VA Healthcare for 1.3 million veterans who are in Priority Group 7 and 8. Roughly 10 percent of these, some 130,000 veterans, will be forced out of the VA system with no available alternatives. Veterans from Group 7 & 8 have either a 0 percent service-connection or no service-connected rating. While this does not mean the veteran is fit as a fiddle, it does imply they do not need the amount of care needed for other vets. These veterans [already] pay co-pay and have incomes over $32,000 and net-worth under $80,000, depending on geography. In other words, they aren’t dirt poor but certainly not wealthy, either.
The Congressional Budget Office believes the U.S. can save $62 billion over the next 10 years by removing services for these veterans altogether. According to the agency, 90 percent of the veterans in question have access to some form other healthcare other than VA funded. However, the CBO does not comment on whether the alternative healthcare is affordable.
Read more at Military.com