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Retiree & Veteran News

News Brief (07/07/2008)
  • Congress Fails to Fix Medicare Payment Rates
  • Why does a cut in Medicare payments to physicians affect you?
  • What happens now?
  • "Army Wives" Second Season Features AUSA Chapter Members
  • TRICARE Reimbursement Rates Affected as Medicare Bill Introduced to Congress
  • Congress Avoids Changes to Ex-Spouse Law
  • TRICARE Educates Members About Saving On Prescriptions
  • VA Launches Expansion in Veterans' Health Facilities
  • VA Develops Veteran's Rural Health Advisory Committee
  • Groundbreaking for New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • VA Warns Anti-Smoking Drug May Produce Serious Side Effects
  • Educational Assistance Available Through the Veterans Upward Bound Program
  • VA Reaching Out to Veterans with Mortgage Problems
  • Combat-Related Special Compensation
  • VA Reaching Out to Vets with Mortgage Problems
  • Study Shows Women Veterans Lead Non-vets in Pay
  • COLA Count Is Even Higher
  • DoD Establishes New Physical Disability Board
  • TRICARE Availability Still in Jeopardy
  • TRICARE Cuts Pharmacy Costs
  • DoD Issues Medication Safety Notice

  • News Brief (06/24/2008)
  • VA Offers Home-Loan Help
  • Prescription Formulary Becomes Available Electronically
  • Bill Would Help ‘Gray Area' Retirees
  • Bill Introduced to the House Would Provide a One-Time Tax Credit to Veterans
  • Warrior Internship Network Established to Assist Wounded Warriors Find Civilian Jobs
  • Locations with Greatest Need Receive Additional Mental Health Care Providers
  • Red Tape Effects Insurance Coverage for Service Members with PTSD
  • Maryland Veterans Bill Prevents Veterans from Falling Through the Cracks
  • Psychologist's E-Mail about PTSD Draws Attention of the Court
  • New National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Maryland
  • TRICARE Beneficiaries Receive Greater Access to Cancer Prevention and Clinical Trials
  • Donate a Free Mammogram at the Breast Cancer Site by Clicking a Button
  • Security Breech Reveals Sensitive Walter Reed Patient Information
  • Chase Offers Cash Back to Military Service Members Buying or Selling a Home

  • News Brief (06/02/2008)
  • TRICARE for Life Families Left Out of Preventive Care Plan
  • Veteran's Affair's Announce Two New Panels to Address Suicide
  • Minnesota Reduces Property Taxes for Veterans
  • Expiration Dates for Veterans' Benefits
  • Complicated Veteran's Affair's Disability Compensation System Slows Process
  • DeCA Commissaries Recall Ground Beef
  • DOD Makes Military ID Cards More Secure
  • Navy Credit Union Expands its Membership to All Branches of the Military
  • Administration Opposes Bill’s Retiree-Pay Provision
  • Bank Card Use Rises at Exchanges
  • Senators Successfully Press to Provide Voting Assistance to Eligible Veterans
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
  • New Federal Recovery Coordinator Program Office Supports Severely Injured
  • Spanish Language Debut on TRICARE
  • On-Line Course Offers TRICARE Information to Reserves
  • $100 Million Owed to TRICARE from Philippine Corporation for Fraud Conviction
  • The Department of Veteran's Affairs Calls on Combat Veterans
  • DeCA Website Offers Online Healthy Living Habits for Retirees

  • News Brief (05/13/2008)
  • Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Rejects TRICARE Fee Increases
  • Immediate Action Needed to Stop Medicare/TRICARE Physician Fee Cuts
  • DC Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Vietnam Blue Water Case
  • SecDef: PTSD May Warrant Purple Heart
  • TRICARE Increases Access to O’seas Urgent Care
  • AUSA Supports the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act
  • VA To Contact Vets, Offer Info on Benefits
  • Shoplifting at Exchanges Rises
  • Veterans’ Benefits Boost Approved by House VA Committee
  • May is Designated Military Appreciation Month
  • Army Reserve Celebrates 100 Years of Service
  • The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Expands CRSC Eligibility
  • Bill Introduced to Establish Partnerships to Assist Underserved Veterans
  • House Veterans' Affairs Health Subcommittee Hearing on Programs Treating PTSD
  • Legislation Introduced for Construction and Repair of VA Medical Facilities
  • House Panels Champion Veterans' Bills
  • Winners of The Commander In Chief's Annual Award For Installation Excellence
  • New Autism Demonstration Expands Opportunities for ABA Providers
  • Autism Survey for Army Families
  • Fraud Costs TRICARE Over $100 Million
  • CBO: Health-Care Funding, Expenses To Skyrocket
  • DFAS Reviews Retirees' Accounts for ‘Paid-Up' SBP
  • Some Retirees May Be Due Retroactive Payment

  • News Brief (04/29/2008)
  • Commissaries Offer Guard, Reserve Sales
  • Branson Women Veterans Week
  • Retiree SBP Accounts Being Reviewed
  • Vacations for Vets Program
  • Senate Passes the Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007
  • House Roundtable on Survivor Issues
  • Express Scripts -Pharmacy Meeting

  • News Brief (04/11/2008)
  • TRICARE is “Hooking Up” Beneficiaries and Providers
  • Confusion Over Provisions Related to Disability Benefits in 2008 NDAA
  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs
  • TRICARE Educational Briefings for National Guard and Reserve Members
  • Military Retirees Encouraged to Review Retiree Account Statements
  • Kentucky Updates Veterans Affairs Website
  • Military Working Dogs Available for Adoption
  • Guitars for Vets Program
  • AAFES Radio Network

  • News Brief (04/08/2008)
  • Combat-Related Compensation Changes
  • Summit on Women Veterans Issues
  • Commissaries Highlight Food Safety
  • New Benefits Handbook Available
  • TRICARE Continues Cancer Trials
  • VA Gets Acting Secretary for Benefits
  • DoD Publishes Proposed Rule on TRICARE (Relationship Between the TRICARE Program and Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans)
  • VA's New "Travel Nurse Program" Hits the Road March 11, 2008

  • News Brief (03/26/2008)
  • Commissary Comes to Fort Worth, TX
  • Commissary Announces Beef Bacon Recall
  • Veterans Group Greets Troops
  • VA Opening 14 New Outpatient Clinics This Year
  • VA Announces Deployment Of Mobile Pharmacies
  • VA Announces Enlargement Of Dental Care Eligibility For Recently Discharged Veterans
  • VA Addresses Nurse Shortage

  • News Brief (03/17/2008)
  • VA Expansion Comes a Year Early to Help Combat Vets
  • Humana Military Healthcare Services and Shepherd Center Partnership
  • Veterans Affairs Grant and Per Diem Program Helps Homeless Vets
  • Transitional Medical Benefits Available for Separating Servicemembers
  • TRICARE Clarifies Shingles Vaccine Benefit
  • Five Years of VA Health Care for Combat Veterans
  • TRICARE Uniform Formulary Update Announced

  • News Brief (03/10/2008)
  • Certain Payments to Disabled Veterans Ruled Tax-Free
  • Family and Medical Leave Act Extended for Military Families
  • New Bill Seeks to Increase Cost of Living Benefit for Veterans
  • VA Changes Policy on PTSD Diagnosis
  • New Research Details Suicide Rates among Veterans
  • 2008 National Summit on Women Veterans' Issues
  • ACAP 'Express' Launched
  • Walter Reed's Warrior Clinic Officially Opens
  • DoD Healthcare Conference Highlights Benefits of IT
  • Economic Stimulus Package Information Available
  • IRS Warns of Advance Payment Scams
  • AAFES Rewards Students Who "Make the Grade"
  • Recall of Icy Hot Products

  • News Brief (03/03/2008)
  • VA Panel To Address Rural Health Issues
  • VA Has Added 20 New Vet Centers
  • More Drugs Moved Into Third Tier $22 Co-Pay
  • Free File Federal Taxes Online
  • GAO: Privatize Medical Jobs Carefully
  • Army, VA Sign Mutual Support Agreement

  • News Brief (02/26/2008)
  • Scholarships Offered
  • GAO: Privatize Medical Jobs Carefully
  • IRS Warns of Advance Payment Scams
  • Postal Service Makes It Easier and Cheaper to Send Care Packages
  • Stimulus Package Will Include Disabled Veterans
  • Military Widows Press for End to DIC/SBP Offset
  • Senate Committee Hears Testimony about VA Benefits
  • Senators Call for Stronger Suicide Prevention Programs in Defense Department
  • Combat Veterans Debt Elimination Act Legislation Introduced
  • Fiscal Year 2009 Department Of Defense Budget Released
  • VA Requests $94 Billion for Veterans in FY '09 Budget
  • VA Increases Travel Reimbursement for Eligible Veterans
  • Grief Professionals Turn Attention to Military Families
  • Army Plans to Extend Outreach to Military Survivors
  • Highlights from the 2008 Military Health System Conference
  • Universities Design Programs for Veterans
  • State Education Benefits for Veterans
  • Veterans' Benefit Expiration Dates
  • Assistance for Military Homeowners
  • Tax Tips for Military Families
  • Law Protects Military Families against Predatory Lending
  • Consumers Have Expanded Options to Protect their Credit
  • US Army EFMP Respite Care Program Launches Newsletter
  • Group Offers Holistic Treatments to Returning Veterans and Families
  • Foundations Provide Emergency Assistance to Troops and Families
  • A Cup of Comfort for Military Families
  • Army, VA Sign Mutual Support Agreement

  • News Brief (02/15/2008)
  • Stimulus Package Will Include Disabled Veterans
  • Military Widows Press for End to DIC/SBP Offset
  • Senate Committee Hears Testimony about VA Benefits
  • Combat Veterans Debt Elimination Act Legislation Introduced
  • VA Increases Travel Reimbursement for Eligible Veterans
  • Highlights from the 2008 Military Health System Conference
  • Veterans' Benefit Expiration Dates
  • Correction: TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
  • Universities Design Programs for Veterans
  • State Education Benefits for Veterans

  • News Brief (02/15/2008)
  • Bill Would Allow Prosecution of All Grave Defilers
  • Proposed Legislation Would Forgive VA Debt of Those KIA
  • VA Press Release: FY ‘09 VA Budget Request

  • News Brief (02/05/2008)
  • AUSA + 1st Session, 110th Congress = Some Good News, But...
  • FY08 NDAA Provision Requires Roles and Mission Review
  • Commission on the National Guard and Reserve Releases Report

  • News Brief (01/31/2008)
  • Conference Addresses Military Health Care
  • 2008 Defense Authorization Bill Now Law
  • New Law Gives Disabled Veterans More Home Grants
  • Valentines for Veterans Programs Launches its 2008 Campaign
  • TRICARE for Life "Explanation of Benefits" Goes Digital
  • TRICARE Now Covers "Lap-Band" Surgery
  • TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Offers Consumer Toolkit
  • Veterans' Disability Benefits Topic at Senate Hearing
  • Space A Travel Changes Announced
  • VA Looking To Create Support Committees at Its New Cemeteries

  • News Brief (01/23/2008)
  • American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial Makes Final Push
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Looking For Honorees-
  • VA Wait Times Scrutinized by House
  • Bill to Aid Wounded Veterans Becomes Law
  • Senate Focuses on Vets Employment Rights
  • TRICARE Behavioral Health Care Access Made Simpler for Prime Beneficiaries
  • VA Benefits for Elderly and Disabled Veterans
  • New Vendors Added to Exchange Online Store
  • TV Show Seeks Ex-Military Participants
  • Scholarships for Military Children Application Deadline is February 20
  • TRICARE Goes Digital
  • Protecting Your Social Security Number
  • New TRICARE Advocacy Program
  • TRICARE to Cover Lap-Band Procedure

  • News Brief (01/02/2008)
  • Army Reorganization
  • Dr. James Peake Is Sworn In As New Secretary of the VA
  • NDAA Does Not Change Paid Up Provisions of SBP
  • DFAS To Release 2007 Tax Statements
  • Tricare Fees Won't Rise
  • VA Funds Caregiver Training
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Delegation to go to Vietnam



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    Legislative News - June 30, 2008



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