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Positions and Views of Frank Lautenberg
on Veterans
Previous Candidate for U.S. Senate, New Jersey
Age: 91
Party: New Jersey Democratic Party
Phone: 973.639.8700
Address: P.O. Box 960
Cliffside Park NJ 07010
Frank Lautenberg's positions and views on the issues:
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Veterans Positions and Views
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits

War Veterans Lautenberg and Hagel Join Forces to Protect Military Retirees From Healthcare Fee Hike

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, United States Senators and veterans of World War II and Vietnam respectively, Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE), introduced bipartisan legislation to protect military retirees and their families from a proposed increase in healthcare fees.

"Especially in a time of war, it is unthinkable that the Administration would even consider dramatically increasing healthcare costs for those who have sacrificed for our country," said Senator Lautenberg. "Our bill assures today's military retirees and their families that, just as they protected us, we will take care of them when their service ends."

The Military Retirees' Health Care Protection Act will limit increases to TRICARE military health insurance premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for those in the National Guard and Reserves who are enrolled in TRICARE. Under the Lautenberg-Hagel legislation, increases in health care fees cannot exceed the rate of growth in uniformed services beneficiaries' military compensation, thereby protecting beneficiaries from an undue financial burden.

In February 2006, the Administration announced plans to double fees on some enlisted senior retirees and triple them for some officer retirees. If enacted this would mean increases of up to $1,000 annually for some military retirees.

Senators John F. Kerry (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Mike DeWine (R-OH) are original co-sponsors.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

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Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
Retired Veterans Benefits and Health Care
Survivor Benefits
Disabled Veterans Health Care
Homeless Veterans
Vetreran Job Retraining
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans Funding
Disability Claims
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)
Persian Gulf War Illnesses
Agent Orange Related Illness
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Scandal
POWs and MIAs
Veterans Administration (VA)
Theft of Military Identity Data from VA
Veterans' Recognition
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