The Obama Administration is dropping a proposal that would have allowed the Veterans Affairs Department to bill a vets' insurance company for treating service-connected disabilities and injuries.
That's the word from Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who is one of the top members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and a critic of the proposal.
Murray is making is portraying this change as the president listening to, and keeping faith with, veterans.
Perhaps the president or his advisers could have saved themselves some grief by listening to veterans before trying to float the idea.
Text of Murray statement is inside the blog.
Murray to Vets: The President Listened
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a senior member of both the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and the Senate Budget Committee, applauded President Obama’s decision not to pursue a budget proposal that would have allowed the VA to bill a veteran’s insurance company for service-connected disabilities and injuries.