President’s Budget Proposes to Reduce Veterans’ Benefits

David W. Riley, DAV National Commander and Frances J. Costa, DAVA National Commander <lbogle@dav.org>     On May 23, 2017, the Administration released the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) budget for fiscal year 2018. Contained within this budget were two legislative proposals that DAV strongly opposes because if enacted into law,…

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Trump Budget to Cap Next Raise, Hike Retiree TRICARE Fees, Slam ‘IU’ Vets

  POSTED BY: TOM PHILPOTT MAY 25, 2017 Military Update: President Trump’s first budget request embraces many Obama administration ideas to dampen military compensation growth. It would cap the next military pay raise; hike healthcare fees “modestly” for working-age military retirees, and increase co-payments on pharmacy drugs for TRICARE beneficiaries,…

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Veterans to Disclose Experiences at VA Hospital in DC

The VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. (VA photo) Stars and Stripes | 29 Apr 2017 The American Legion is attempting to expose veterans’ health care issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ flagship hospital in Washington, D.C., following a watchdog report earlier this month that found the facility could…

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