Letter to the WCP Editor – 11.10.11
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 2:57 pm
To the Editor,
I write as your constituent to strongly reject any proposal offered by the Congressional Budget Office to enact budget savings options that would seek to drive military retirees away from using their earned health care benefits.
Raising the cost of their TRICARE fees by thousands of dollars every year will jeopardize their access to quality health care. It simply is unjust to place increases on the retirement pay of countless military members whose basic pay was capped by budget driven pay raises during the 1980s and 1990s.
Don’t change the rules and raise TRICARE Fees for those who have “borne the battle” and whose sacrifice would now cost them their earned healthcare benefit.
I recognize the issues facing our United States, its economy, national debt and unemployment. Those who have secured America’s basic freedom should not be penalized by the Nation which they honorably served.
Hear my voice as one of many who are the continuation of WE THE PEOPLE asking that you firmly reject the Congressional Budget Office outrageous proposals to the DOD TRICARE Program. Let’s not balance the deficit by having people unable to use their earned military healthcare benefits.