It’s for news like this that the acronym "WTF??" was coined: the Obama administration is considering making wounded servicemen pay for their own medical care:
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance. …
No official proposal to create such a program has been announced publicly, but veterans groups wrote a pre-emptive letter last week to President Obama voicing their opposition to the idea after hearing the plan was under consideration.
The groups also cited an increase in “third-party collections” estimated in the 2010 budget proposal — something they said could be achieved only if the Veterans Administration started billing for service-related injuries.
Asked about the proposal, Shinseki said it was under “consideration.”
“A final decision hasn’t been made yet,” he said.
That they’re even considering this makes me ask again, "WTF???" "Travesty." "Farce." "Insult." All these words come to mind in a rush.
But, in the end, I’m just speechless.