I am a 20 year AF veteran who retired as only an E6 and have worked for the past 13 1/2 years as a Civilian in the Government just to take care of my family. I have just recently gone through Sequestering and had no pay for two days of each payday and was getting my first full pay day back this pay day and then had my Tricare Prime insurance pulled from under me on 1 Oct 13, after having it for over 16 years as a vet, and forced to have a higher paying Tricare Standard insurance with no grandfathering in of those already on this plan and at a time in my life when I can not afford it as I am near retirement. Now add to that a Furlough, because our Government leadership, who suffer no loss in pay during a shutdown and tell me how we are suppose to make our home payments or electricity & utilities and keep food on our tables. I am very tired of our government being for the leadership and not for the people. Sick of a bill not standing on its own merits and tying bills into each other to try to get substandard bills passed when they have nothing to do with each other. This needs to stop. Our government is for the people and not for the bill that the President wants passed. This healthcare issue needs to be handled as a separate issue and voted on by the people in a November election, not by our leadership trying to force us, like a dictatorship, to take an insurance that we know will bring our health system down. Telling us we will be fined if we don't have insurance under this program by 1 Jan 14 is a dictatorship in the making. How can our duly elected officials allow this. Has these duals to win at all cost become more about what party you work for and noting about the people you represent. If a bill can not stand on its own, then it should not pass. Stop attaching bills to each other and run them on their own. By the way haven’t the Government Civilian people been punished enough with no raises for years and continuous lack of funding to just pay our salaries. Please end this standoff as you are hurting the people who keep this country running and safe and who directly support our troops in the field. Please stop playing the good old boy politics and start doing a respectable job representing the people who elected you all. Respectfully RAWVET
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