FROM WASHINGTON:

News for the Enlisted  Monday July 28, 2014

 

BREAKING NEWS: THE REPORT BELOW WAS WRITTEN PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY (MONDAY, JULY 28) THAT AN AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED BETWEEN SENATE AND HOUSE NEGOTIATORS ON A BILL TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF ACCESS TO CARE FOR VETERANS IN VA HOSPITALS. WE WILL HAVE DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT IN OUR UPDATE NEXT WEEK.

 

Congress has until the end of this week to try and pass legislation before their August recess begins. But if last Thursday was any example, they may get nothing more done before they leave town. Besides passing spending bills to keep the government open after October 1, they still have to pass legislation meant to deal with the crisis in access to care at veterans’ hospitals. But right now it is up in the air. We explain that, and more, below.

 

Veterans Access to Care Bill in Jeopardy

Senate Veterans Committee Approves Nomination of New Secretary of Veterans Affairs

VA Scheduling System Will Not be Replaced for Two Years

House Approves Bill to help Honor Flight Vets

 

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All Veterans Eligible for VA Dental Coverage

 

The U. S. Government has authorized a national dental insurance program for Veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care and individuals  enrolled in VA's CHAMPVA program.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/04/14/all-veterans-eligible-for-va-dental-coverage/

 

VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members enrolled in(CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance now. There are no eligibility limitations based on service-connected disability rating or enrollment priority assignment. Complete an application on-line through either Delta Dental: www.deltadentalvadip.org, or

MetLife: www.metlife.com/vadip

There are two vacancies opening up on The Senior Citizens League Board of Trustees.  These vacancies will be filled at the TREA National Convention in September.  Candidates need not attend to be considered.  The candidates selected will be notified either in person, if at the convention, or by the telephone number or email address provided on the TREA Form 100-3MT they submitted.  Resumes will be accepted until the day before the start of TREAs National Convention. Please submit resumes on-line or send to tammyc@trea.org and/or sbenton@tsclhq.org .

 

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