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Old 03-21-2008, 10:10 AM
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I joined the Army, gave 22 yrs of my life, risked living in multiple war zones - now have lifelong health insurance.
Without your dedication my prescriptions would be dispensed by a Russian pharmacist, and my prostate exams would probably be performed by a prison camp doctor. Thank you.
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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I joined the Army, gave 22 yrs of my life, risked living in multiple war zones - now have lifelong health insurance.
Thanks for your service and I concur; you deserve that and alot more .
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:44 AM
 
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I joined the Army, gave 22 yrs of my life, risked living in multiple war zones - now have lifelong health insurance.
Like the others here, I concur that you certainly deserve it.
Personally I've always had a soft spot for current and retired military folks as I grew up as an Air Force Brat (my dad put in 20 years) and have MANY MANY fond memories of a childhood spent largely in Europe (and few various locations here in the US). It was a GREAT way to grow up as a kid and I am eternally grateful to my dad for the opportunities it afforded me.

For the rest of you out there with employer-paid retiree health insurance, I don't wish to make you overly nervous but dispite what most folks think, the vast majority of retiree health insurance paid for by non-governmental employers is always at risk. You would think that if employers promised to provide health insurance after retirement that they would actually HAVE to do so, but the fact is, former employers can opt to renege on that promise anytime they choose and as health costs continue to rise, more and more companies are in fact doing so. Hopefully no one here will be affected so, but I would recommend that folks keep up on this issue and keep their eyes open.

Ken
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