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8 Minute Q&A Session with the Medical Corps Chief

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Watch the 8 minute video below to get RDML Hancock’s take on advice for a high school senior interested in Navy Medicine, billet divestitures, moonlighting while on TAD instead of leave, the definition of “critical wartime specialties,” straight-through GME training, and NDAA 2022.

Politico Articles About Military Health System Reform and SECDEF Comment

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Just keeping you informed…

Over the last few days there have been two prominently featured articles about reforming the Military Health System (MHS). The first was this article:

Esper eyes $2.2 billion cut to military health care

But then the SECDEF put this message out on social media:

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Then there was this second article:

Trump rejects Pentagon’s proposed cuts to military health care

In addition, Military Times put this out as well:

Trump shoots down Pentagon proposal to cut troops’ health care

MOAA – NDAA Update: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and What’s Next

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Here’s a link to the article:

NDAA Update: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and What’s Next

Here’s the portion about military medicine:

Military Health Care

Despite the success of MOAA’s Virtual Storming the Hill, efforts to include a halt to military medical end strength cuts and the realignment of military treatment facilities (MTFs) in the NDAA remain at risk. While the House version has language supporting these provisions, the Senate version does not.

MOAA is pivoting its focus to the Senate to ensure the House provisions make it through conference. Contact your senator today to express your support for the House provisions.

Even though the Defense Health Agency has announced a delay to all MTF restructuring and billet cuts, we believe legislation is needed to not only slow the process but also bolster reporting requirements and oversight mechanisms at every possible juncture to ensure DHA conducts qualified analysis and planning for any patient care moved out of MTFs.