Bob McDonald, Veterans Affairs Secretary, is of the view that House appropriators? plan of trimming down $1.5 billion from the annual budget of his department would ?hurt veterans? if it becomes the law. It should be noted here that this is the second consecutive year for the House lawmakers to propose a smaller VA budget against demands for a higher budget. In addition, it is … [Read more...] about Bob McDonald Asserts House Budget Plan would ?Hurt Veterans?
According to a recent survey, active-duty service members have a higher inclination towards buying home at a younger age than civilians. In addition, the survey also reveals that younger active duty members are more likely to buy larger and more expensive houses even though they have a lower median income.It should be noted here that active-duty members have more job … [Read more...] about Younger Active-Duty Service Members Buy Costlier Homes, Survey Reveals
The White House has threatened to pass the controversial $583 billion defense authorization bill for the year 2017. On the other hand, the House lawmakers have ignored the Democrat objections. The entire scenario is set to create a negotiation process with the Senate members over military policies and priorities. According to the proposal, there will be a 2.1 percent military … [Read more...] about White House Declines Military Pay Raise while House Votes in Approval
Veterans who are unable to qualify for medical help through military agencies might be soon receiving help from the American Red Cross. While the idea is still being tested, it might prove to be a success since a lot of former troops are unable to afford private care.Once an army personnel leaves the army prior to his retirement, they are not eligible for any financial … [Read more...] about Red Cross Might Provide Financial Assistance to Former Troops
The future of Veteran Affairs health care is being studied by a blue ribbon panel. They are about to recommend a complete overhaul to the system to create the VA healthcare program similar to that of the Pentagon?s Tricare program. Note that the Tricare system allows veterans to choose whether they want to go for the VA healthcare system or a network provider.According to … [Read more...] about Tricare-Type System for VA to be Proposed by the Commission