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Bad Outsourcing

For a long time, the Democrats have opposed outsourcing government functions to the private sector. But they’ve found one thing they think the private sector can do better than the federal government  — and they’re horribly wrong. They want to wounded veterans to pay for service-related treatment with pricate insurance.

Currently, veterans with service-related injuries and private insurance have their insurance charged only for treatment unrelated to their military service. Under a proposal before the Obama administration that would change: the veteran’s private insurance would be charged for all treatment provided by the Veterans Administration.

Others have already denounced this plan on moral grounds — the violation of the debt of honor we owe these men and women. They were injured in service, and we are ethically obligated to do all we can to restore them, or at least care for them and ease their suffering.

This proposal is a reprehensible idea, and those members of Congress who are lining up to kill the plan are to be applauded.



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