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Veto Threat: Administration Wants to Hike Healthcare Fees for Military

Steve1579 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 10:38 AM
That's sure to gain him a vote or two from he military. Maybe. Probably not.

The audacity of the Obama administration never ceases to amaze. On Friday, they threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill because it, in part, does not include hikes in healthcare fees for members of the military. The House bill  passed 299-120 in May. The official policy statement offers this objection:

TRICARE Fees and Co-Payments.  The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did not incorporate the requested TRICARE fee initiatives into either the appropriation or authorization legislation.  The Administration asks the House to reconsider the TRICARE fee proposals, which are essential for DOD to successfully address rising...