23 Veterans Commit Suicide Every Day

Under the Obama Administration, at least 23 veterans commit suicide every day.  Active-duty suicides in the military jumped by 30% since 2008, with one soldier, sailor or marine expected to commit suicide in the next 25 hours.  Ex-military suicides also increased 10%  over the same period to about one every hour.  Rather than increasing access to mental health services, the Obama Administration recently tripled fees under the Tricare healthcare health plan that serves military families.  An official told Congress that one of the goals of higher costs was to reduce and eventually eliminate Tricare in “favor of alternatives” established by the 2010 ObamaCare legislation.   When the Veterans Administration (VA) gets grilled by Congress on Wednesday, April 9th about suicides and the “VA Secretly Settled 1,000 Wrongful Death Claims”, I hope there is also a focus on positive changes to improve veterans’ mental health...(Read Full Post)