FRA NewsBytes April 18, 2014

Newsbytes 04/18/2014

Newsbytes 04/18/2014

House Panel Listens to Beneficiary’s Concerns on Program Cuts
USMC Sergeant Major Responds to Pay Cut Testimony
Navy to Increase Sea Pay May 1
VA Care, TRICARE and Obamacare

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FRA NewsBytes April 11, 2014

Newsbytes 04/11/2014

Newsbytes 04/11/2014

In this issue:

FRA Storms Capitol Hill
FRA Honors South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson
Subcommittee Approves VA and Military Construction Spending for FY 2015

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FRA NewsBytes April 4, 2014

Newsbytes 04/04/2014

Newsbytes 04/04/2014

In this issue:

Help FRA Board Storm the Hill
Doc Fix Extension Approved
FRA Co-Sponsors House Guard and Reserve Caucus
VA Disability Claims Backlog Shrinking

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STOP TRICARE Fee Increases!

Oppose TRICARE Fee Increases

Take Action!

TRICARE Program Merger Just a Pretext to Raise Fees, Co-pays and Deductibles
The Administration’s FY 2015 budget request includes:

  • A complex plan to merge TRICARE Prime, Standard and Extra into one program for all retirees under age 65;
  • Raising annual fees for retirees under age 65 and a new co-pay for active duty family members;
  • Dramatically increasing pharmacy co-pays for retirees under age 65; and
  • A new means-tested annual fee for new TIRICARE-for-Life (TFL) beneficiaries.
Shipmates are urged to use the Action Center to ask their legislators to oppose these TRICARE fee increases Today!
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FRA NewsBytes March 28, 2014

Newsbytes 03/28/2014

Newsbytes 03/28/2014

In this issue:

FRA Testifies Before Senate Defense Panel
One Year Doc Fix Extension Passes the House
Commissary Funding Legislation Introduced In House and Senate
VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement
PTS Program Locator

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