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Extending Breastfeeding Services to Our Military Moms and Spouses

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

I was proud to work to require insurance plans under the ACA to cover services vital to new mothers, which include access to breast pumps, as well as lactation support and counseling. Unfortunately, TRICARE, the health insurance provided to members of the military and their families, does not cover some of these same critical services.

Supporting the War Fighter

Mike Hogg | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Mike Hogg

Service members with loved ones with chronic illnesses are dependent upon the military health care insurance company for treatments and therapies only found in the civilian sector. However, it has become an increasing practice for Tricare to deny military families benefits, leaving many in a precarious position.

Reduce the Size of the Armed Force by Seizing Benefits

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Kerry Patton

Threats continue to grow around the globe and our nation depends on a high-speed, low-drag, fighting force. Now is not the time to shrink our tactical operators who serve in the Armed Forces. Unfortunately, if benefits continue to diminish, that's exactly what will happen.

A Grateful Nation

Blair Hughes | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Blair Hughes

A Wounded Warrior's autistic child could have been receiving years of proven therapy while the service member was on active duty, only to have the rug pulled out from under them at a time when they need stability and therapy most. Is this how we treat our nation's heroes? We can and must do better.

Veterans on a Cliff

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Every year our leaders honor our nation's veterans with flags and parades. Are they also about to betray them this year with a backroom deal?

This Skyrocketing Cost Is 'Eating The Defense Department Alive'

Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

Health care costs for the Department of Defense have nearly tripled in the last decade, from $19 billion in 2001 to $53 billion in 2011. The cost of D...

The Day the World Changed for Military Families Impacted by Autism

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 10.07.2012 | Impact
Jeremy Hilton

For tens of thousands of military families impacted by autism, Thursday, July 26, was a day when everything changed.

Ryan Grim

Vets Group Apologizes To Dems For Saying They 'Betrayed' Troops

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats extracted a rare apology from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Thursday, after the vets organization accused the party of "betraying" v...

VFW Lies for the GOP, Attempts to Kill Health Care

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

VFW PAC operates as little more than a subsidiary of the Republican Party, as does the leadership of their parent organization.

"IRAQ: An Environmental Cesspool"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Burn pit tests in war zones have shown that the fires release dioxins, benzene and volatile organic compounds, including substances known to cause cancer.

Greed Gone Wild: Our Health Insurance Industry Is Sick and Wrong

Tim Saltonstall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tim Saltonstall

Many from Colorado would rather pay into a system that is non-profit and run by the government than give these greedy executives one more dime.

National Health Care: Making a Trip to Antarctica Possible

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

I don't know that TRICARE is the best possible care, but I can point to my parents, who still ride their tandem bike every day and swim every day and are healthy enough to plan a January trip to Antarctica.

The Erratic Joe Wilson's Shameful Record on Troops and Veterans

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Thank heaven Joe Wilson voted repeatedly to cut veterans care and save us from modern day Leninism.

Hey, Don't Save Me From Government Health Care!

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If government-run insurance and care is so evil and so horrible, then why do conservatives keep supporting leaving America's troops and veterans in that kind of system?