13 November 2012
Congressman Cory Gardner
Congressman Mike Coffman
United States House of Representatives
The word is on the street that 171,000 military retirees are set to lose TriCare Prime. If that is so, then it is one more major breach of promise on the part of the United States Government to those of us who served faithfully over the years. The Democrats always lead the charge to take it away, and I see nothing the Republicans have done to stop them. Bill Clinton took away major portions of the medical care we were promised when he put us on MediCare at 65.
I am now 75, but I have an adopted son with cerebral palsy who is a brilliant young man in college. He earned every, repeat every, award in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting and Venturing. Now he is in college, but in a locale that is far from a military base, so if TriCare Prime is taken away, he is greatly disadvantaged, and it puts me in major bind financially. With the election of Obama, our rights are going by the wayside at a fast pace. Eradicating TriCare Prime, that was created to help the Veterans and their dependents, will be another victim of his effort to give to the 47% who have earned nothing and carry out his Socialist work to distribute the wealth. This is an open letter that I will sent to many people, post on blogs and sent by e-mail to many veterans.
I implore with you that this be made a major item for the Republican controlled congress to stop. It’s just not right.
I spent 27 years on active duty in the US Air Force, three tours in the Vietnam War where I did 153 combat missions. There are many who rely on TriCare Prime who have done far more than I. They deserve this coverage for themselves and their dependents. Please do not abandon us!
Congratulations on your reelections.
Curtis D. Dale
© Colonel Curtis D. Dale, PhD USAF (Ret), NOVEMBER 2012, Parker, Colorado