PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - February/March 2019

           This January your El Paso Chapter of MOAA celebrated its 63rdAnniversary.  This year, for the 11thyear in a row, MOAA remains among the Top 50 of all Washington Lobbyist organizations, and the only Veteran Service Organization on that list, committed to lobbying Congress specifically for your benefits and services.   Your El Paso Chapter has continued to be recognized nationally as a Five Star Chapter for each of the past 17 consecutive years.  On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your continued support.  
 
  Recently, MOAA National published its legislative agenda for 2019.  Key goals include:
 

  • Ensure any TRICARE reform sustains access to top-quality care.
  • Prevent disproportional TRICARE fee increases.
  • Sustain military pay comparability with the private sector
  • Stop erosion of compensation and non-pay quality-of life benefits.
  • End financial penalties for military survivors.
  • End concurrent receipt penalties for military retirees.
  • Achieve equity of benefits for Guard and Reserve members with their active duty counterparts.
  • Strengthen DOD-VA collaboration and services to support wounded warriors and expanding population of women veterans.
  • Ensure timely access to service-earned VA benefits.
  • Protect military and veteran family support programs and policies

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