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Sen. Dean Heller amends defense bill to protect veteran health care

The U.S. Senate on Thursday adopted an amendment by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., asking for an explanation of reports that TRICARE Prime Health Coverage for veterans will be terminated.According to Heller, terminating that coverage would affect many military retirees and their families in northern Nevada.“Nevada veterans deserve answers from the Department of Defense on any healthcare changes and those changes should be justified,” he said “After everything our veterans have done for us, the least we can do is make sure they are afforded the very best treatment our country can provide.”Reports have indicated the new contractor for TRICARE West, …

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