Trustee Election
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  • PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTORS
  • MILITARY PERSONNEL SUICIDE
  • MILITARY PERSONNEL HEALTH
Winning Issue » MILITARY PERSONNEL HEALTH


The Department of Defense (DOD) maintains our Military Health System (MHS) which provides healthcare services to 8.3 million active and retired military personnel. This system is completely separate from our Veterans Administration. The primary objective of the MHS is to maintain the health of servicemembers so that they can carry out their military missions. This involves the medical testing and screening of recruits, emergency medical treatment of combat troops, and the maintenance of physical standards of those in the armed services. These healthcare services are provided at 530 Army, Navy and Air Force hospitals, clinics, ships and other facilities worldwide. However, much like the overcrowded VA, our Military Health facilities cannot accommodate the demand for care by all active duty service people, their dependents and retirees (many of whom are not eligible for VA services). Therefore, the DOD offers an insurance plan called the TRICARE system for those who cannot get care at military health hospitals or clinics. TRICARE contracts civilian healthcare providers to treat active-duty service members, retirees and their families. It provides these servicemembers with government-subsidized private medical and dental care as well as mental health services. TRICARE’s beneficiaries include members of our Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and select National Reserve and Guard members.


Pending Legislation: None




Options


  • I oppose reforming current military personnel health policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support extending through 2018 the prohibition on increases in certain health care costs and restrictions on health benefit adjustments for members of the Armed Forces, retirees, and their dependents, including charges and premiums under TRICARE (a DOD managed healthcare program) and cost-sharing requirements under the DOD pharmacy benefits program, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.42 - Military Health Care Affordability Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Andre Carson (IN) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support extending through 2018 the authority of the Physical Disability Board of Review to review the disability determinations of individuals who, since September 11, 2001, are separated from the Armed Forces due to unfitness for duty because of a mental condition with a disability rating of 20% or less and are found to be ineligible for retirement; adding to those eligible for such review individuals who, before December 31, 2014, are separated due to unfitness because of a mental condition not amounting to disability, including separation based on a personality or adjustment disorder; requiring the Board to: review, upon request, the findings and decisions of the appropriate physical evaluation board with respect to such latter individuals; and include as Board members at least one licensed psychologist and one licensed psychiatrist who have had no fiduciary relationship to the Department of Defense since December 31, 2001; allowing the Board to review disability determinations of non-requesting individuals, after obtaining their consent; requiring the Secretary of the military department concerned to correct the military records of individuals in accordance with Board recommendations, unless such Secretary finds that the Board has made a clearly erroneous recommendation, and wish to either reintroduce S.628 or H.R.975 – Servicemember Mental Health Review Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or similar versions thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Timothy Waltz (MN) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support extending through 2018 the prohibition on increases in certain health care costs and restrictions on health benefit adjustments for members of the Armed Forces, retirees, and their dependents, including charges and premiums under TRICARE (a DOD managed healthcare program) and cost-sharing requirements under the DOD pharmacy benefits program, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.42 - Military Health Care Affordability Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Andre Carson (IN) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Andre Carson (IN) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider either reintroducing H.R.42 - Military Health Care Affordability Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof.

If elected as a trustee, NMFA will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to provide and advocate for multi-dimensional services to military families as well as advocate on their behalf for accessible, quality health care and child care services.

The mission of the National Military Family Association (NMFA) is to fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect Uniformed Services families and reflect the Nation’s respect for their service. Founded in 1969, the NMFA is the leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families. It believes that all military families deserve comprehensive child care, accessible health care, spouse employment options, great schools, caring communities, a secure retirement and support for widows and widowers. NMFA states that its 40+ years of accomplishments have made it a trusted resource for families and the Nation’s leaders. It has been at the vanguard of promoting an appropriate quality of life for our Nation’s military families. The Association also sponsors scholarship programs for military spouses and summer camps for the children of military families as well as family retreats at national parks, and camps geared to address the needs of children and families of our nations wounded service members.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
June 4, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
June 10, 2020