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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: 8,679
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

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
Feb 8, 2018 Edward Deutch
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 1, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 25, 2018 Mary O'Maley
Jan 24, 2018 Walter Johnson
Jan 23, 2018 Joyce Davis
Jan 21, 2018 Charlotte Woodard Are you kidding me this is shameful!! Not only are our vets not getting the level if at all the care they need now their going to have to pay more, NO!
Jan 19, 2018 Alysa Waring
Jan 17, 2018 Teresa Crosby
Jan 16, 2018 Heather Pelletier
Jan 14, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jan 14, 2018 Vicky Palmerton
Jan 14, 2018 Kathy Carr
Jan 14, 2018 DANIEL MARTIN
Jan 6, 2018 Judith Mayhew
Jan 6, 2018 SUDIE SALLEE
Jan 6, 2018 Laura Harris
Jan 6, 2018 Kathryn Gallagher
Dec 29, 2017 marianne cresci
Dec 13, 2017 Sue Ellen Lupien
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 10, 2017 Kristin Womack
Dec 7, 2017 Kathy Smith
Dec 7, 2017 Raymond Bartlett
Dec 7, 2017 Cindy Stein
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Dec 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 4, 2017 john Fosa
Nov 27, 2017 Terri Robb
Nov 26, 2017 Amy Hile
Nov 21, 2017 John Dalla
Nov 19, 2017 CINDY COLLIER
Nov 19, 2017 Michael sadeh
Nov 15, 2017 Renee McKenzie
Nov 15, 2017 Sharon Tuten
Nov 13, 2017 Mariana Heymans
Nov 12, 2017 Heike Brown
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 10, 2017 Louis Roberts
Nov 8, 2017 MIldred Huffmire
Nov 8, 2017 Karrie Vukelic

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