This Week's Legislative Update (June 20, 2019)
(From "Take Action" Section of MOAA National website)
2020: The Latest on TRICARE, Medical Billet Cuts, and More
MOAA Launches TRICARE and Military Health Survey
MOAA Members Seek Expanded Federal Support for Veterans Treatment Courts
(From MOAA National)
New Coalition Is Fighting for Vets Sickened by Environmental Hazards
TRICARE for Life Webinar Set for June 27
VA's "MISSION" ACT DEBUTED ON JUNE 6
The long anticipated program mandated in the MISSION Act debuted in VA medical facilities around the country starting June 6. The VA MISSION Act puts Veterans and their needs at the center of their care. Through it, VA will:
• Provide you with more options for health care,Through the MISSION Act, VA now has additional opportunities to enhance their high-quality health care to our nation’s Veterans.
• Offer an improved community care process,
• Provide a new urgent care option,
• Help you get access to the care you need at the right place at the right time,
• Offer you great service through a nationwide network of high-quality care,
• Provide more Veteran-to-Veteran peer specialists,
• Expand the program to support Veteran caregivers.
TRICARE FOR LIFE (TFL) POSSIBLE FEE INCREASES
The Chapter Board of Directors decided that it is time to get proactive with our Congressional members from NH to voice our concerns about the possibility of fee increases in TRICARE For Life (TFL). Board member Bill Luti, CAPT, USN (Ret.), authored a letter to our delegation outlining our position and signed by all the Officers and Board members. A copy of one of the lettes can be viewed here. In the letter, he used data from a MOAA Power Point presentation to support our contention that TFL should not be the target of fee increases. The slides can be viewed here. Chapter president Warren Coulter, CAPT, USN (Ret.) encourages everyone to review the letter and slides and use them to contact your Congressional representatives.
Key Legislative Goals for 2019
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New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Scorecard
See how our Congressional Delegation stand on key bills affecting the military, retirees and survivors.
MOAA has created a page on their web site for each individual legislator to summarize the information for you in one spot rather than making you sort through cosponsor lists for multiple bills.
Just follow these five steps:
Congressional Voting Records
Want to know who voted for what legislation? Check to see how our Congressional Delegation voted on any bill! Visit the Project Vote Smart website, click on "New Hampshire" and "GO". There you will find a wealth of information at your fingertips not only about Congress, but other federal and state officials as well!!
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