September 17, 2021

Trump vetoes proposed military healthcare budget cuts

Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he has put an abrupt end to a pentagon-led proposal to cut military health care by $2.2 billion. 

Politico reported on Sunday that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was eyeing cutting pentagon costs by way of reducing the department’s healthcare expenditures.

Politico reported:

The proposed cut to the military health system over the next five years is part of a sweeping effort Esper initiated last year to eliminate inefficiencies within the Pentagon’s coffers. But two senior defense officials say the effort has been rushed and driven by an arbitrary cost-savings goal, and argue that the cuts to the system will imperil the health care of millions of military personnel and their families as the nation grapples with Covid-19.

Esper and his deputies have argued that America’s private health system can pick up the slack.

Trump swiftly responded that he has made the final decision to reject any proposals that would reduce the healthcare capacity of the DOD.

“A proposal by Pentagon officials to slash Military Healthcare by $2.2 billion dollars has been firmly and totally rejected by me,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “We will do nothing to hurt our great Military professionals & heroes as long as I am your President. Thank you!”

According to The Hill, the proposed budget cuts would affect some 9.5 million active-duty personnel, military retirees, and their families who depend on the military health care system which operates hundreds of healthcare facilities worldwide.

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John Anderson (@guest_1037582)
1 year ago

As a retired service member i would consider fillimg suit against DOD for breach of contract. After serving 20+ years my contract is good untill my death. Any thing other then that is a failure to keep their promises.

Lhhb (@guest_1037584)
1 year ago

Thank GOD for TRUMP!!!! We Vets are Still getting s crewed over by this guy who is Not heping Vets get outside care for problems incurred on duty!

John O'Brien (@guest_1037598)
Reply to  Lhhb
1 year ago

Amen my brother in arms!

Michael OConnor (@guest_1037696)
Reply to  John O'Brien
1 year ago

Yes and President Trump is the only one who will stand up for our veterans and their families. AMEN!

Stella (@guest_1037703)
Reply to  Michael OConnor
1 year ago

I am so glad for our Military. Why are they always the last to get benefits due. Of course there are phonies but that can be investigated and still give our guys due process. Drop the over paid people sitting in their chairs thinking their brains are the best. Mother of Military. The people who sit in their chairs can sit on their thumbs and spin..

Wyn (@guest_1037634)
Reply to  Lhhb
1 year ago

What a DAMN DISGRACE to even suggest this. Why the heck is someone who cares SO LITTLE ABOUT OUR MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES in charge of the Department of Defense!!!!

Christopher Butler (@guest_1037645)
Reply to  Wyn
1 year ago

I agree 100%

Caol V Basler (@guest_1037653)
Reply to  Wyn
1 year ago

I completely agree! Where are these ‘budgeteers’ people keeping their minds?? Don’t even ask. They don’t have them or have consigned them to their old latrines !!!!

PatriotSoul (@guest_1037657)
Reply to  Wyn
1 year ago

Way past time to tell Esper, “You’re fired!” Obviously, he thinks he’s the POTUS and does whatever he chooses. This is not the first time he’s done it.

Sheila B. (@guest_1037711)
Reply to  Wyn
1 year ago

You are so frickin blind. You must be a deoncrap!

Zabrina Brannan (@guest_1037717)
Reply to  Wyn
1 year ago

Great question!

William Lockridge (@guest_1037770)
Reply to  Wyn
1 year ago

I hope we hear those famous words “you’re fired” from Trump on this bastard soon.

Jolene Cox (@guest_1037771)
Reply to  Wyn
1 year ago

Thank you President Trump! Also get someone else to head the department. We MUST take care of our military & their families. God bless our veterans!

Christopher Butler (@guest_1037644)
Reply to  Lhhb
1 year ago

I’m not ex military but i’m begind Trump 100% on this one. These guys protected us and we i will always respect and defend them. If they want to start making budget cuts they can start with this, “do nothing congress”! Trump rocks…Trump 2020

Pat Schuyler (@guest_1037701)
Reply to  Lhhb
1 year ago

Thankn you President Trump our military needs the best health care possible

mike the Czmyr (@guest_1037702)
Reply to  Lhhb
1 year ago

I’M with you, I got a MRI outside 18 days ago, VA was suppose to call me Monday and still haven’t heard a word.
Thank You trump, why vote red across the board.

Kathe (@guest_1037585)
1 year ago

Does that include the poorly run Veterans Hospitals? Without military/veteran hospitals the non-profit and for profit hospitals could not handle the amount of additional patients.

Jim Gallagher (@guest_1037586)
1 year ago

Retirement benefits are thin healthcare and a low retirement check. Thanks President Trump for saving what little we get, we could use a boost !!

David Erdman (@guest_1037587)
1 year ago

I am with the President.

Duane Tye (@guest_1037588)
1 year ago

Yes I support our troops an their families. 😎

Ruben Hernandez (@guest_1037590)
1 year ago

It has become pretty sad, when this statement comes into view, and find no one responds very quickly. When it comes to money, or any kind of financial gain, people are very quick in responding. But when it comes to defense, military, and veterans, they, Americans are very slow in expressing any support.
Well, let me express myself and for many other veterans as I. If if it wasn’t for the military nor veterans, there would not be an America

Nancy Cook (@guest_1037597)
Reply to  Ruben Hernandez
1 year ago

So very true! Thank each and every one of you for your service and sacrifices to serve and protect our great nation! Thank God we have a President that genuinely cares about ALL the lives he’s been entrusted to serve and secure.

Christopher Butler (@guest_1037647)
Reply to  Ruben Hernandez
1 year ago

Thank you for your service to our country sir.

Carol V Basler (@guest_1037654)
Reply to  Ruben Hernandez
1 year ago

Amen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill Sweet (@guest_1037667)
Reply to  Ruben Hernandez
1 year ago

Right!!!

William Lockridge (@guest_1037779)
Reply to  Ruben Hernandez
1 year ago

Absolutely Amen. Our military means our liberty. People (mark that liberals) want to make service so unattractive that no one wants to volunteer. If they were to get their wish, they better learn to speak Chinese.

Kathy Backman (@guest_1037591)
1 year ago

Thank you President Trump for supporting our troops.

Joanne Martin (@guest_1037593)
1 year ago

I support our troops & vets 100%! Thank you President Trump! This is one man who won’t desert those who give their all for us.

Judith Chittenden (@guest_1037618)
Reply to  Joanne Martin
1 year ago

I am with the President on this. The men and women of the military get paid little compared to the normal pay check. We need to at least give them a good health care system.

Frances Nelson (@guest_1037639)
Reply to  Joanne Martin
1 year ago

Thank you President Trump!! Another promise kept!!

Dick Baker (@guest_1037594)
1 year ago

Time for Esper to go… Thank you Commander in Chief Trump!!!
Veteran

Albert Bryson (@guest_1037595)
1 year ago

President Trump needs to fired Secretary of Defense Esper. This suggested cut to military spending for health care of military is unwise.

Millie Marshall (@guest_1037596)
1 year ago

The security of our nation depends on our military. The United States has enemies on both sides of us. To undermine our military (and their dependents) would be insane.

Christopher Butler (@guest_1037648)
Reply to  Millie Marshall
1 year ago

Don’t forget…there are also a lot of enemies within our country! Trump 2020

Carol Hodges (@guest_1037697)
Reply to  Millie Marshall
1 year ago

Thank you Mr. Trump. It’s easy for someone who sits in a position to cut benefits obviously they’ve never had to do without they don’t know what it is to struggle without these great men we wouldn’t have a country and I’m glad you’re there my husband was in Vietnam when he went in he was proud when he came back he was a shell but we stand thick or thin thank you

Verne (@guest_1037599)
1 year ago

“thank god for trump” who hired the one cutting the money. You should realize the only one Trump ever hired that was qualified for the job was Stormy Daniels.

Jimbo (@guest_1037814)
Reply to  Verne
1 year ago

Verne, you can tell you never served s day and probably a bonafide “Draft Dodger”. The world does not need your kind. You would probably feel more comfortable speaking another language other than Amercan English.

David Blankenship (@guest_1037601)
1 year ago

Thank YOU, Mr. President, for protecting those that serve and protect our country; they deserve only the finest healthcare that our Nation can provide. It is so wonderfully AWESOME to have you in our Nation’s highest office. I/WE count in you and value that you are “businessman”. The accomplishments speak for themselves, even hidden in all of the “fake news” and the “opposition” that can’t fathom what you have been able to accomplish in spite of them. They surely must “smile” every time they look at their new “Net Worth”, bank accounts and stock values. Of course, they would not want us to know about that.

Wkay (@guest_1037602)
1 year ago

Yes I support President Trumps decision to not cut military health care budget. The men and women of the military lay down their lives for this country.
We need strong military. I pray for Donald J. Trump and this country. I also pray the people of this country quit listening to the biased news and leftist people who keep this racist stuff going. It makes no difference my color ar the color of my neighbor. We are people! The news keeps racism stirred up by pointing out what color some one is instead of that some one is right or wrong. As for the 2nd Amendment, it grants us the right to bear arms. The media again needs to shut pits mouth —- guns don’t shoot people, people do. Never in my life have I seen a gun jump up from its resting place to shoot someone. IT TAKES A HUMAN TO PULL THE TRIGGER

Harold Lloyd (@guest_1037603)
1 year ago

I’m retired ARMY, it’s time we have a president who cares about the military.

Sylvia McKenzie (@guest_1037605)
1 year ago

Thank you President Trump! We as retirees have seen our prescription drug prices and copays continually rise over the last several years and are already slated to increase again in January. Hope this will be the last increased costs for us for a while.

Jo (@guest_1037606)
1 year ago

Trump did the right thing. I’m proud of him.

Connie Munns (@guest_1037607)
1 year ago

Thank you Mr. President on behalf of an ex military wife .. I know we could not have made it without the Military picking up the cost of our meds ..

BOB MANNING (@guest_1037609)
1 year ago

THANK YOU TRUMP!!! Well look at that Dem agenda to destroy AMERICA , Trump need to go after the anti AMERICAN, remarks they make to Trump. sue and jail for there anti AMERICA BS they blame Trump for as obama did. fine or jail for people who said bad things about him. Yet Dems get away with all things awful about Trump.
There ANTI GOD AGENDA, needs to stop along with the muslin in the W.H. send them back to where they came from… MOST OF ALL GET RID OF GEORGE SORO WHO DESTROY AGENDA AMERICA AS OTHER COUNTRYS
TAKE HIS MONEY TO BUILD THE WALL!!!!!! GOD BLESS TRUMP AS GOD PUT THE RIGHT MAN IN OUR GOV..

Christopher Butler (@guest_1037651)
Reply to  BOB MANNING
1 year ago

Trump has too much class and upholds the freedom of speech. Look at what kamala harris said about them hunting down and severely punishing the Trump supporters when they take office! I believe it was on june 18, 2020. You can’t make this stuff up. Trump 2020…they need to hold the election on blockchain technology. Impossible to cheat!

Sandra (@guest_1037610)
1 year ago

My husband depends on this due to health issues from Vietnam Nam. The President cares.

Don Earnheart (@guest_1037611)
1 year ago

As a retired Navy Commander, I so do appreciate what President Trump has done for the military and continues to do. There is nothing more important than our military and the draft should have never been eliminated. We wouldn’t have the out of control disrespect and lack of responsibility if more young men would have server at least two years of military service.

Just think, we wouldn’t have a country if it were not for a strong military force protecting us. We almost lost our military during the Obama years.

Thank you for the opportunative to speak up.

William Lockridge (@guest_1037784)
Reply to  Don Earnheart
1 year ago

Don,
I agree completely. Look at Israel, 2 years service is the law for every able-bodied citizen. I think that would solve a whole bunch of our problems here. At least it might instill some respect in them if nothing else. They wouldn’t have time to stand around on corners slinging dope and doing drive by shootings.

Jeanette Bennett (@guest_1037612)
1 year ago

Good for Trump…He looks after our military….

Michael Bouldin (@guest_1037706)
Reply to  Jeanette Bennett
1 year ago

Thank You Mr. President. Since you are looking out for us retired military persons, on November 3 we look out for you. Thank You again TRUMP 2020!!!!

Badtrevor (@guest_1037613)
1 year ago

It’s so nice to have a president that has our veterans back while the radicals try to defund our military and demoralize our vets. God Bless you Commander, we will follow you anywhere.

Rick (@guest_1037616)
1 year ago

U bet our military ls the best there is ,that’s a fact..

Walda (@guest_1037617)
1 year ago

God bless president Trump! Our military needs to be taken care of with the best doctors available. Some people seem to forget just how much these military personnel have sacrificed for our country. Vote Trump in 2020!!!

Marcia Crowe (@guest_1037621)
1 year ago

Thank you Mr. President for stopping that before it started. Our military, past and present and their families deserve everything we can give them. If it were not for them, we would not have an America. I have several family members who have served and I am proud of everyone of them. Continue doing your best for us Mr. President and I stand behind you 100% every time.

Bob Schmidt (@guest_1037622)
1 year ago

Our vets earned this benefit. To cut it would be a slap in the face. I support our vets they are the ones who gave up part their lives to protect us.

KATHLEEN Johnson (@guest_1037623)
1 year ago

BRAVO …Someone is looking out for our military , Obama , defunded them , cut funds , let our military equipment go to [email protected]** In a hand basket . Once again TRUMP PULLS THROUGH for our military , and the people.

ROSEY (@guest_1037624)
1 year ago

WONDER IF PRESIDENT TRUMP,KNOWS OF THIS GOODY(HIC)GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA IS UP TO NO GODD,CLOSING THE VETERANS HOM,E IN BARSTOW,CA,

sandy raymond (@guest_1037627)
1 year ago

Thank you, Mr. Ruben Hernandez! Spoken like a true and appreciative citizen of the U.S.A.! Your remarks are so true, but too many of us forget too verbalize our thanks for keeping this mighty and wonderful country safe!
If not for our military, we could all speaking Japanese, German, Russian, etc.!! Or, according to the BLM, we might even begin to speak EBONICS!! Just wouldn’t that be fun?!?

Donna Fowler (@guest_1037631)
1 year ago

Thank you President Trump. Our military needs all the help you can give them. God bless our vets.

Bernard Nagelvoort (@guest_1037641)
1 year ago

What a bunch of BS. Trump appoints the guy who does what he’s told and then lets him take the blame for doing what he’s told to do when service people complain. What a jerk!

Linda (@guest_1037674)
Reply to  Bernard Nagelvoort
1 year ago

I’m glad to see Trump finally doing something worthwhile. It should have been nipped in the bud when it was proposed. Why did he have to wait until so close to the election to make this magnanimous gesture.

Linda (@guest_1037675)
Reply to  Bernard Nagelvoort
1 year ago

HERE HERE!!!!!

Jimbo (@guest_1037820)
Reply to  Bernard Nagelvoort
1 year ago

Sounds like you and Verne may be twins. Sending the EXACT SAME message VERBATIM. And since you must be two people sharing the same pea brain, I will explain to you, that big word means saying, typing or expressing the SAME idea as someone else.

Christopher Butler (@guest_1037642)
1 year ago

I’m not ex military but i’m begind Trump 100% on this one. These guys protected us and we i will always respect and defend them. If they want to start making budget cuts they can start with this, “do nothing congress”! Trump rocks…Trump 2020

Dolores Zitko (@guest_1037650)
1 year ago

Thank you President Trump for supporting our military!!! We owe a debt to all who serve.
Esper must be removed!! He works in opposition to President Trump.
Our President has had to clip his wings re the power of the President to send Federal Troops to protect Federal property. It appears Esper is part of the swamp!!

terry stephens (@guest_1037656)
1 year ago

i am one that has to have v.a. meds i was injuryed in and need help now no cuts

Debbie Moulton (@guest_1037660)
1 year ago

Our military should be taken care of along with our elders first and foremost!
If it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be living in a free country.

jay (@guest_1037665)
1 year ago

sounds like he should have been giving a speech at the dnc convention along with the scum from ohio.

JOHN BELCHER (@guest_1037671)
1 year ago

TRUMP SHOULD BE CROWNED KING AND KEEP HIS PLACE FROM NOW ON…
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT??

LaMenance (@guest_1037681)
Reply to  JOHN BELCHER
1 year ago

I just can see these LibaRetards foaming at the bit over that thought..LOL🤣🤣🤣

PETER DUFFY (@guest_1037672)
1 year ago

About time we get a real leader that stands up for those that are required to go in harms way and must live with the injuries and the results!

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