Injured from an IED? You'll Get The Doctor's Bill

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Mar 17, 2009 2:22 PM
Obama is considering a move to shift the cost of service-related injuries to vets, something Craig Roberts, media relations manager for the American Legion, called a "desperate search for money at any cost." The current system charges third party insurers for routine health expenses, while service-related injuries are billed through the Department of Veterans Affairs. A letter signed by eleven leading veterans organizations told the President: "There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran’s personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide." White House spokesman Nick Shapiro has not addressed their concerns.