When people sign up for the United States military they’re promises many things including a pension and lifelong health benefits. What the state giveth, the state taketh away. Unlike private institutions, the state is able to violate any contractual agreements it’s made without consequence and I’m sure this is why active and retried military personnel are getting their health benefits reduced:
The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
So the men and woman in this country’s military have just had their contractual agreement voided as far as I’m concerned and that means they should be allowed to leave the service immediately without paying the early termination fee. Since the state maintains a monopoly on the court system though it is unlikely any military personnel will be able to sue for breech of contract.
Another interesting thing about this is that the health benefits of military personnel are being reduced while said benefits aren’t being touched for unionized government employees. Interesting. It’s almost as if Obama is punishing military personnel for their large support of Ron Paul’s campaign while keeping the unions happy as they’ve been playing ball with the current president. That may just be me being a cynical asshole though.