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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: 8,610
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

Sep 21, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Sep 15, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Sep 14, 2017 Ronald Rutzky
Sep 13, 2017 Anna Krohn
Aug 22, 2017 Harold Bees
Aug 20, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 18, 2017 Frank Zielinski
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Aug 7, 2017 Dawn Shock
Aug 7, 2017 Debra Oldfield
Aug 7, 2017 danielle jacques
Aug 6, 2017 Kathy Shimata
Aug 6, 2017 John Moszyk
Jul 31, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 30, 2017 Juanita Montano
Jul 30, 2017 Sharon gooding
Jul 29, 2017 DONALD PIERCE
Jul 27, 2017 Michael Ross
Jul 12, 2017 Renella Kendall
Jul 5, 2017 Lynn Ronconi
Jul 4, 2017 Linda Harling
Jul 4, 2017 Kim Hanke
Jul 2, 2017 Vaughna Vananda
Jun 29, 2017 Joni Hughes
Jun 28, 2017 Glynn Fletcher
Jun 26, 2017 Michelle Dumar
Jun 26, 2017 Charles H Hall Sr Vets have not been compensated enough for what they had to do, so stop taking away what they are eligible for :( US Army 1961-1967
Jun 22, 2017 cheryl wenberg
Jun 14, 2017 LARRY HAYES
Jun 11, 2017 Doug Helliesen
Jun 10, 2017 eileen bosch
Jun 10, 2017 Carol Baker
Jun 10, 2017 Lora Hamman
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 8, 2017 Beth Call
Jun 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2017 Raymond Looper
Jun 2, 2017 terri orebaugh
Jun 1, 2017 Jim Faulks
Jun 1, 2017 Robert Morris
Jun 1, 2017 Kelly Talbot
Jun 1, 2017 Lorene Jajtner
Jun 1, 2017 jackie lewthwaite
Jun 1, 2017 Jessica McCormick
May 30, 2017 Lynda Kerr

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