Skip to comments.CBO Report Takes Aim at Pay and Benefits (Military)
Posted on 11/19/2012 6:32:12 PM PST by katiedidit1
The plan to discourage retirees and families from relying on TRICARE has some support in the Senate.
CBO says restricting Prime access to retirees under 65 and their family members would save as much as $10 billion a year.
The servicemembers and retirees should be aware that the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is likely to impact their families as much as the sequestration itself.
(Excerpt) Read more at military.com ...
“The CBO also suggests an option to raise TRICARE enrollment fees, deductibles or copayments, actions also proposed by the administration last April. For working-age retirees, those under 65, fee hikes should be phased over five years and use a tiered approach so that senior-grade retirees would pay higher fees than lower-ranking retirees.
Philpott reports that the CBO says higher enrollment fees not only would raise collections but also discourage retirees and families from relying on military health care versus civilian employer health insurance. Higher deductibles and co-pays would restrain use of medical services too and also lower TRICARE costs.
Read more: http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2012/11/avoiding-the-fiscal-cliff-could-be-equally-painful/#ixzz2Cj4yl2ny
Sure we promised you stuff for risking your lives, but the baby mammas and baby daddies needs they food stamps and welfare, so you outta luck.
I was looking for you. Could not find Gail or you. Would you ping this?
How about cutting the welfre budget by 10%? They wouldn’t even have to cut benefits since most of it is bureaucracy.
>>Sure we promised you stuff for risking your lives, but the baby mammas and baby daddies needs they food stamps and welfare, so you outta luck.
Every day, this government gives me a new reason to hate it more. No one ever seriously talks about cutting welfare, do they? Gotta keep those blacks on the Democrat plantation, ya know.
I hope the military knows who thank and acts accordingly.
Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me twice, shame on you again.
I just hope they know which way to point the guns when Comrade Soetero orders them to fire on citizens.
Cut the welfare budget? surely you jest. Read a little on the results of the meeting Obama held with Al Sharpton, the NAACP, La Razza, etc at the White House in regards to America going over the fiscal cliff and guess what? They are going to start a media blitz, flood the phones of congress and go to “their” churches to push for the redistribution of wealth.
Check IT OUT.
We intend to rally through radio, television, our chapters around the country, thousands of churches starting this Sunday, and in any other public conduit we have, to communicate to Congress the need to make an agreement that protects our
community and serves the Nation. This is why people stood in line for hours all over America to vote for a change, and we are confident that President Obama will stand with them. The Congress must join with them across party lines.
Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2012/11/rev-al-sharpton-speaks-on-meeting-with-president-obama-and-others-about-fiscal-cliff/#sYrY0d34YZPzrfS8.99
20 years ago my wise old man told me the government would never pay me my military retirement.
I told him that the government would also find out that the military showed me how to shoot a rifle a long way with incredible accuracy.
Sad truth but we are getting closer every day.
A pittance. Cut out any pensions to members of Congress and their staffs, the executive branch and staff members and convert them all over to Social Security and ObamaCare.
Notice how they never go after the benefits of those who did Jack Squat for their country?
They are talking about saving 80 billion dollars with a deficit of 1 trillion plus.
I have a better idea - no social security monies unless you have already contributed to social security. That will bring in more than this latest attempt to screw the military family.
It is not just blacks. Include whites, browns, yellows, and a whole bunch of people. We are now a welfare government which includes all ethnic groups.
Send these CBO douchebags to a combat zone.
Active Duty/Retiree ping.
Please add me to your ping list. Husband is USN Retired
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