Your View: Military families get raw deal on insurance

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 10:03 PM

My husband served 21 years in the Marine Corps.  We have to pay for our health insurance since he retired.  We pay for it because it is good insurance.  Recently, we received a letter telling us that we and other retired servicemen will no longer have access to this good insurance come October.
Funny, next year the Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, starts.  It feels strangely odd that our good insurance is ending in time to “push” us toward Obamacare.  We have never been a supporter of this form of insurance. 
Whatever the cause, the effect is the same.  Our family will no longer have an affordable insurance plan.  Is this how our country thanks our retired service men and women that gave their youth sacrificing for their country?  Their families sacrificed every time they were separated.
Why is it that our congressional leaders get the best of everything?  They get the insurance that the men and women that give so much time should be getting.  The thing with us is that we don’t mind paying for our insurance.  Heck, one of the incentives for putting in so much time is for the insurance.  It certainly isn’t for the pittance of a retirement check that we receive.  The truth is that our little retirement check won’t even cover our “new” insurance plan.  Whatever happened to you can keep your doctor and your insurance if you are happy?
If you support veterans and their rights, please call our leaders and express your outrage.
Thank you and God bless.
BRIDGET MORGAN
High Point

Boy Scouts of America and gays
If the gays are admitted to the Boy Scouts of America, they will have to omit or change the Scout oath, motto, slogan and the 12 points of the Scout laws! If this happens I will no longer support the Scouts, and I hope they loose all of their sponsors. I was a Scout about 60 years ago, and I still remember all of them.
• Oath — On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey scout laws, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
• Motto — Be prepared.
• Slogan — Do a good turn daily.
• Twelve laws — trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, kind, courteous, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, clean, brave and reverent.
Also, I understand that the president of the United States is honorary president of the Boy Scouts. The man that is in the White House now is not qualified to be a Boy Scout, president of the Boy Scouts, nor the president of the U.S.! That is my opinion. I’m a high school graduate, and I have more common sense than most of the crooks in Washington.
CLYDE YOUNG
Trinity

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