Heller Votes for Critical Funding for
Heller amendment included in final
passage of NDAA
(Washington, D.C.) â€“ U.S.
Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) voted for the
National Defense Authorization Act (S.
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
â€śI 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,â€ť
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
Hellerâ€™s amendment requires DOD to
issue a report to the Senate and House
Armed Services committees within 120 days.
to read more about the amendment and what
must be included in the report.
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