As you may know, Senator Tom "Dr. No" Coburn, is the only senator with the gall to block S. 1963, the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009. This is a bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide assistance to caregivers of veterans, to improve the provision of health care to veterans.The Obamacare health insurance debacle continues unfolding.
Fortunately for him, Coburn is a Senator with personal financial resources that most Americans lack. He has cancer and states, "my new [Obamacare] coverage won’t cover my [cancer] specialist."
Politico.com , January 28, 2014
Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor
Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesn’t cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care.
“I’m doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,” Coburn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday when asked about his health.“Fortunately — even though my new coverage won’t cover my specialist — I’m going to have great care and I have a great prognosis.”
The Oklahoma Republican’s spokesman confirmed to POLITICO that since the senator enrolled in his health insurance plan under Obamacare, his coverage has been reduced and he lost coverage for his cancer specialist. Coburn will continue to pay out of his own pocket and see the oncologist, his office said.
No other senator, left, right, center, Democrat, Republican, Independent, freshman or senior, from the north or the south, from sea to shining sea, stands in opposition to this bill. NO veterans organization stands in opposition to this bill.
No decent American would dare stand in the way of this legislation to provide support for those who must bear the burden of war now and for decades to come. No parent would dare torment another by abandoning them to their worst nightmare.
No one, that is, except for one man. A man who was trained to heal, A man who took an oath to provide care and comfort. A man who took an oath to protect and defend the constitution. A man who is happy to let soldiers die and abandon their families in their darkest hour. That small, pathetic excuse of man is Dr. Tom Coburn, Republican Senator from Oklahoma.