The 10 ways Congress is targeting military and veterans’ benefits during today’s difficult fiscal times are to:

  • Increase healthcare premiums for military retirees on TRICARE
  • Increase pharmaceutical fees for troops, families and retirees
  • Eliminate presumptive service-connected conditions for disabled and ill veterans
  • Lock out or increase fees for Department of Veterans Affairs Priority Groups 7 and 8 veterans
  • Reduce cost-of-living allowances
  • Freeze military pay
  • End government subsidies to military commissaries
  • Eliminate Department of Defense elementary schools stateside
  • Eliminate the 20-year military retirement plan
  • Eliminate DOD tuition reimbursement programs for service members

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