I am asking for your help. I am asking you to help out of the goodness of your consciences to help make sure that our FINEST-our United States Servicemembers and DoD beneficiaries and their families- get to be part of what "Obamacare" is supposed to be providing for all. It turns out that the U.S. Military is being DENIED ACCESS TO OBAMACARE'S so-called 'wonderful provisions' all U.S. citizens have been promised!
If this doesn't open your eyes, God help us all. And if this injustice doesn't infuriate each and every one of you to action, God help you, for you care not for justice!
I have already stated that I am in favor of REPEALING this atrocious bill and starting over again with Health Care Reform that actually HELPS U.S. Cititzens in an intelligent, sentient manner...But I am not holding my breath that this is possible or will ever happen. Still, I wanted to bring this injustice to "AMERICA'S FINEST" to your attention.
And so...I present you with this information and suggest the following activism: Click on the links below and let your elected officials how you feel about military families NOT being able to extend Health Care coverage for their adult children up to age 26, like the civilian population will supposedly be allowed to.ASK YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WHY THE U.S.MILITARY ISN'T GETTING THE SAME COVERAGE AS CIVILIANS UNDER OBAMACARE!?!
IS IT BECAUSE THIS GROUP IS ALLOWED TO FIGHT AND DIE FOR US, BUT DOESN'T QUITE QUALIFY FOR THE SAME SO-CALLED BENEFITS OF OBAMACARE AS THE FOLKS BACK HOME?
I BEG YOU IN GOOD CONSCIENCE TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO HELP RIGHT THIS WRONG by writing to your elected officials and telling them what you feel about all this.
AND DON'T FORGET TO VOTE WHEN YOU CAN, which will be just about the only thing the politicos will really pay attention to!
HERE'S THE LINK WHERE YOU CAN EASILY SEND YOUR LETTERS:
The TRICARE Coverage Extension Act
Week of April 05, 2010-Official http://www.military.com/ Statement:
Many beneficiaries with dependent children are asking if the Health Care Reform Act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) will extend coverage for their adult children up to age 26. TRICARE's official answer is no. "The current age limits -- 21 or age 23, if the dependent is in a full-time school program -- are set by statute." In response Representative Martin Heinrich (N.M.) introduced "The TRICARE Dependent Coverage Extension Act" (H.R. 4923), a bill that would extend TRICARE coverage for dependent children to the maximum age of 26.
Visit the Military.com Legislative Center to tell your elected officials how you feel about this bill.
The link again: http://www.capwiz.com/military/issues/alert/?alertid=14889621&type=ML
BELOW IS WHAT I'VE WRITTEN TO PRESIDENT OBAMA, SECY ROBERT GATES, SEN CHRIS DODD, SEN JOE LIEBERMAN AND REP JIM HIMES:
Dear Sirs and Madam:
The fact that the U.S. Military and their families are callously denied the presumptive 'benefits' of Obamacare only serves to solidify the fact that this monstrosity needs to be repealed and replaced with something credible and sentient.
Absent that and if we must live with this bill, then please, at least pass and enact Representative Martin Heinrich (N.M.)'s "The TRICARE Dependent Coverage Extension Act" (H.R. 4923), a bill that would extend TRICARE coverage for dependent children to the maximum age of 26.
May God imbue you with His endless compassion, so that you will realize how wrong it is to deny the same to others who serve and protect you daily.
Reverend Barbara Sexton
Stamford Medical Reserve Corps
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"