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Senator Dean Heller
2013-03-07 12:03:04
Heller Seeks Answers for Nevada Veterans (Washington, D.C.) – Recently, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) questioned panelists at the Veterans’ Affairs Committee Joint Hearing on the legislative presentation of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) about the backlog of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims in the Silver State, the changes to TRICARE Prime in Northern Nevada, and the high rate of veteran unemployment. NV Vets CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CLIP Background Currently, the VA Regional Office for the State of Nevada is facing a backlog of more than 10,000 claims. In August, Senator Heller toured the Office with Congressman Mark Amodei. Just last month, he met with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to discuss the issue. The Department of Defense has confirmed media reports regarding changes to the availability of TRICARE Prime that could affect veterans living in Northern Nevada. The changes were reported following passage of legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) that requires a full report on the termination of TRICARE Prime health coverage in certain areas. Nationwide, veterans are facing an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent. The economic downturn in the State of Nevada has left nearly 1,500 veterans homeless. 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 Seeks Answers for Nevada Veterans  

(Washington, D.C.) – Recently, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) questioned panelists at the Veterans’ Affairs Committee Joint Hearing on the legislative presentation of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) about the backlog of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims in the Silver State, the changes to TRICARE Prime in Northern Nevada, and the high rate of veteran unemployment.

NV Vets

   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CLIP

Background

Currently, the VA Regional Office for the State of Nevada is facing a backlog of more than 10,000 claims. In August, Senator Heller toured the Office with Congressman Mark Amodei. Just last month, he met with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to discuss the issue.

The Department of Defense has confirmed media reports regarding changes to the availability of TRICARE Prime that could affect veterans living in Northern Nevada. The changes were reported following passage of legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) that requires a full report on the termination of TRICARE Prime health coverage in certain areas.

Nationwide, veterans are facing an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent. The economic downturn in the State of Nevada has left nearly 1,500 veterans homeless.

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