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 Congressional Budget Office [CBO] budget recommendation – more 2019 TRICARE & VA proposals:

The CBO also suggested instituting enrollment fees for Tricare for Life, the program that serves as supplemental coverage for military retirees on Medicare. Analysts estimated that the Defense Department could save $12 billion between 2021 and 2028 if it adopted … Continue reading

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 This new law gives vet small business owners surplus federal equipment — for free:

Scattered in warehouses throughout the country are the kinds of federal resources that can help make small             businesses thrive — laptops and office furniture, construction equipment and farm tools that have been gathering          dust, unused and unseen, year … Continue reading

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 Vets could soon get free child care during medical treatment:

The Veterans Affairs Department could soon provide free child care for veterans undergoing treatment for mental health and other medical issues — a move some lawmakers hope will make it easier for veterans to get help. The House of Representatives … Continue reading

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• Some veterans benefits you may not be aware of:

Many veterans know about the basic health care and education benefits available to them through the Department of Veterans Affairs: Tricare and the GI Bill.¬¬¬ While these benefits alone are substantial, numerous other programs help provide more benefits to veterans … Continue reading

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• Gulf War era survey begins:

Approximately 700,000 men and women served in the Persian Gulf during Operations Deser Shield and Desert Storm in the early 1990s. A prominent condition affecting these Gulf War veterans is a cluster of medically unexplained symptoms that include fatigue, headaches, … Continue reading

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• House Bill, H.R.96 |- bill introduced to require care for all vets:

With 2018 now gone, and with it the 115th Congress, federal lawmakers left a lot on the table that would help veterans nationwide. One such bill would require the VA to provide dental care. The legislation, which was reintroduced by … Continue reading

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• Space available flight eligibility update – 100% disabled vets now category 6:

Recent legislation makes it possible for many disabled veterans to fly Space-A on military aircraft. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act allows veterans with a permanent and total service-connected Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating to travel space available on … Continue reading

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 Choice Rules May be Completely Rewritten in 2019:

Currently, the VA’s Choice program — the best known and most used of the community care programs — is restricted to veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or face a wait of more than 30 … Continue reading

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 VA medical Marijuana:

Rep. Lou Correa thinks 2019 could finally be the year that medical cannabis becomes legal for veterans nationwide. “What do you tell a veteran who has brought back invisible scars and those opioids aren’t doing a darn thing for them?” … Continue reading

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 Congressional Budget Office suggests raising Tricare fees, cutting Veteran benefits to slash deficit:

The CBO suggested that increasing Tricare enrollment fees for working-age retirees — those under age 65 — could help slash the deficit by $12.6 billion. To obtain this, it said, the Defense Department should more than double annual enrollment fees … Continue reading

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