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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: 8,722
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

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
Mar 14, 2018 Elizabeth Cummings
Mar 14, 2018 Sandra Patterson
Mar 13, 2018 Kathleen Shabi
Mar 13, 2018 sharon porter
Mar 13, 2018 Mary Sier
Mar 13, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Mar 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 13, 2018 Vikki Hallen
Mar 13, 2018 Adak Island
Mar 13, 2018 Vee Brittain
Mar 13, 2018 Jeanne Bradbury
Mar 10, 2018 nancy coffey
Mar 7, 2018 Deborah Dorris
Mar 6, 2018 Margaret Randall
Mar 6, 2018 Annicka Chetty
Mar 5, 2018 Toby Cardoso
Feb 25, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 25, 2018 Shelley Dorgan
Feb 24, 2018 Catherine Argyle
Feb 24, 2018 Catherine Brown
Feb 24, 2018 Kathryn Fenn
Feb 13, 2018 Rick Roberson
Feb 10, 2018 Gebiece Medsker
Feb 9, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Jodi Carlin If a veteran is injured in the line of duty or while deployed he or she should not have to ever pay for any Health Care procedures, tests, medication, hospital stays, or counseling for the rest of their lives. we owe them at least that much.
Feb 8, 2018 Patricia Grimes
Feb 8, 2018 Diana Dee

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