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What’s your position on H.R. 179 (112th)?

H.R. 179: To amend title 10, United States Code, to eliminate the requirement that certain former members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces be at least 60 years of age in order to be eligible to receive health care benefits.

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H.R. 179 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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POPVOX Nation:
87% Support
13% Oppose
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Endorsing Organizations

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 11,406 Facebook fans 10,272 Twitter followers

Would reconnect health care benefits with retirement benefits for National Guard and Reserve members who begin drawing reserve retired pay prior to age 60.

Under current law early Reserve retirees can receive their retired pay before age 60 if they have qualifying active duty service after January 28, 2008. Unfortunately when this law was passed the ability to receive their TRICARE health coverage benefit was removed. It is inconsistent with our nation's operational reserve policy that they must wait months and sometimes years to receive their earned health care benefit.

http://capwiz.com/moaa/issues/bills/

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