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On November 24th, 2014, Chuck Hagel stepped down as the US Secretary of Defense. While we await the nomination and approval of his replacement, we must continue to support this important cause. Please continue to sign and share this petition. We'll be sure to address it to the new Secretary as soon as they are chosen.
Goal: 20,000 Progress: 8,751
Sponsored by: The Veterans Site

In an attempt to quell government spending, the Department of Defense is trying to raise health care coverage fees for military retirees. Though the urgency of the current economic climate requires cuts to spending, veterans' healthcare isn't wasteful and shouldn't be up for debate.

Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, has denounced these fee increases, saying, "Affordable health care is an essential part of the promise we make to those who sign up to serve and one we have to keep in good times and in bad."

And Senator Murray is right. It's our obligation to care for those who have fought for our country. Veterans' healthcare simply isn't an area in which anyone can justify eliminating budget allocations.

Sign the petition to keep healthcare funding within the hands of those who need it — America's veterans!

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Dear Secretary:

Fee increases would mean many military retirees could be largely responsible for their own health care costs.

Those who have sacrificed their lives to defend our country deserve to be treated with the utmost of appreciation when they return. Forcing them to pay out of pocket for essential healthcare is unacceptable.

You must find other ways to reduce government spending. Taking away the care our veterans are entitled to is ridiculous.

I will continue to fight on behalf of our veterans until you provide them with the care they have earned.


Petition Signatures

Jul 16, 2018 Misti Kane
Jul 15, 2018 Leah Helmer
Jul 15, 2018 Richard Rheder
Jul 15, 2018 Jane Gilmore
Jul 13, 2018 Colleen Carroll
Jul 9, 2018 RD Goldsticker Please stop these increases. Our Veterans earned their due healthcare.
Jun 30, 2018 Patt Geyler You have already messed up our regular insurance....Leave the Vets insurance programs alone!!
Jun 29, 2018 James Thrasher
Jun 19, 2018 Joan Kelly
Jun 19, 2018 Debbie Kelly
Jun 14, 2018 Donna Arnold
Jun 14, 2018 Mary sunderhauf
Jun 11, 2018 (Name not displayed) Help our VETERANS please!!
Jun 11, 2018 Gregory Esteve
Jun 5, 2018 G. Tompkins
May 28, 2018 Tony Pascarella
May 22, 2018 Lea Faulks
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 22, 2018 Joe Wiederhold
May 22, 2018 Robert Reed
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 8, 2018 Kathy Patton
May 8, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 8, 2018 Natalie Bieniarz
May 8, 2018 debbie CONRAD
May 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2018 Marion Barbour
May 5, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
May 1, 2018 Brenda Garver
Apr 22, 2018 C Cannon Aren't they already ??????
Apr 14, 2018 Deborah Croft
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Apr 6, 2018 Jonathan Ludwig
Apr 6, 2018 Robert New
Apr 5, 2018 Susan Briggs
Mar 26, 2018 Bonnie Svec
Mar 25, 2018 Marilyn Williams
Mar 25, 2018 Jean Cherpak
Mar 24, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Mar 24, 2018 george lewis
Mar 24, 2018 Brian Kelly
Mar 24, 2018 Kelly Shanks
Mar 24, 2018 Dan Johnson
Mar 24, 2018 Jodi Abel
Mar 22, 2018 Cynthia Super
Mar 20, 2018 Robert Furem
Mar 17, 2018 Heidi Buckles
Mar 16, 2018 Alicia Orr
Mar 15, 2018 Jodi Spangenberg

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