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Published: Tuesday, June 3 2014 4:25 p.m. MDT

Updated: Tuesday, June 3 2014 4:25 p.m. MDT

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Frozen Fractals
Salt Lake City, UT

Well it looks like there's enough similarities between the three that they should manage to get something through. Then again this is Congress.

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

"require the VA to offer outside care to veterans who cannot be seen within 30 days."
I'm not opposed to that, but...

sounds pricey.

I don't see in the article how the Republicans plan to PAY for this. Don't they usually require some offset against other spending? Is this political bluster or are they saddling taxpayers with another Medicare Part D?

ordinaryfolks
seattle, WA

This sounds like it could end up costing a great deal of money. Not that I disagree with the proposition that veterans should be cared for promptly. However, we are going to have to more fully fund the VA if this kind of plan is installed.

Wait.....The GOP is against higher funding for government responsibilities. How are they going to square this circle?

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

"sounds pricey.

I don't see in the article how the Republicans plan to PAY for this. Don't they usually require some offset against other spending?"

Yes, of course, it would be very pricey.

And that underscores the need to put a special tax on Republicans and other "Conservatives," both to pay for the already tremendous damage they have done to this country AND for wasting the nation's time and resources in considering hare-brained, unworkable schemes . . . designed to harm the political opposition while harming citizens even more.

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