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Senator Dean Heller
2012-12-06 13:31:44
Heller Votes for Critical Funding for Troops Heller amendment included in final passage of NDAA (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 3254). Heller’s amendment to protect benefits for Nevada veterans was included in the bill. Specifically, this amendment requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide answers regarding news reports that it plans to limit the availability of TRICARE Prime, including in Northern Nevada. “I am pleased that the Defense Authorization Act passed today and that my amendment was included. Our veterans made personal sacrifices in the name of freedom and deserve answers on any changes to their healthcare. Nevada veterans and all who have served deserve the very best treatment we can provide and should know they will receive everything promised to them,” said Senator Heller. News reports have indicated that DOD does not plan on providing TRICARE Prime services for veterans in several areas of the country, including in Northern Nevada. This will cause more out-of-pocket expenses and longer drive times for many military families and veterans. Senator Heller’s amendment requires DOD to issue a report to the Senate and House Armed Services committees within 120 days. Click here to read more about the amendment and what must be included in the report. Follow Senator Heller on Facebook On Twitter @SenDeanHeller And on YouTube *If you are no longer interested in receiving updates, please do not respond to this email, as it is an unattended e-mail address. Please click the link below if you would like to be removed from future e-mails.
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Heller Votes for Critical Funding for Troops

Heller amendment included in final passage of NDAA

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 3254). Heller’s amendment to protect benefits for Nevada veterans was included in the bill. Specifically, this amendment requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide answers regarding news reports that it plans to limit the availability of TRICARE Prime, including in Northern Nevada.

“I am pleased that the Defense Authorization Act passed today and that my amendment was included. Our veterans made personal sacrifices in the name of freedom and deserve answers on any changes to their healthcare. Nevada veterans and all who have served deserve the very best treatment we can provide and should know they will receive everything promised to them,” said Senator Heller.

News reports have indicated that DOD does not plan on providing TRICARE Prime services for veterans in several areas of the country, including in Northern Nevada. This will cause more out-of-pocket expenses and longer drive times for many military families and veterans. Senator Heller’s amendment requires DOD to issue a report to the Senate and House Armed Services committees within 120 days. Click here to read more about the amendment and what must be included in the report.

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