COMMENTARY: Military Families Are Getting Shafted By Public Health Insurance

It is no secret that America’s veterans are getting the shaft.  We have seen these troubling headlines:

Veteran dies after setting himself on fire outside a VA health clinic

A Fatal Wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list

The stories behind these and similar headlines reveal that America has not lived up to its promise to “care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan.”

In fact, military families, specifically the children of military families, face similar obstacles in receiving appropriate and needed care.

According to the Chicago Tribune:

In Kansas, an Army spouse says she frequently has trouble getting urgent-care appointments for her young children. She recently spent the night in the emergency room because that was her only option when her 4-year-old’s temperature spiked to 105 degrees. She declined to give her name because she was concerned…



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