There's been a dumb chain e-mail running around talking about Obama making war vets pay for their own injuries.
I researched it because my Aunt sent it to me asking for validation, and I did uncover the bit that caused the whole thing.
A floated proposal that military members with injuries would have their PRIVATE health insurance billed for their war injuries. After 48 hours the proposal was dropped..
... Which still begs the question why the government would ever think to put us in a position like that in the first place. It's a bit too hard to swallow to think that our private insurances would be harder to attain, or that the prices would sky-rocket, for the amount of coverage sometimes needed from war-related injuries.
I can't seem to wrap my mind around the concept that "We need to save money" goes straight to "We can save money by not paying for the wars we make our soldiers go to."