Apr 07 2016
MOAA will be Storming Capitol Hill April 13 to meet with legislators from every state to discuss two issues affecting your wallets that lawmakers can make an impact on this year.
- The first issue deals with proposed TRICARE fee hikes and program changes in the FY 2017 defense budget that do little more than transfer costs onto beneficiaries without making plans to improve the military health care system. We need to make sure any reforms will improve the quality of care for military families.
- The second issue addresses the $15,000 a year “widows tax” imposed on military survivors whose sponsor purchased coverage under the Survivor Benefit Plan and died from service-related causes. We think it’s wrong to place further burden on these survivors who already have paid the ultimate price. We need to repeal this unfair law or, at the very least, extend an offset due to expire next year that provides a partial remedy.
This year, we are asking our supporters to help us further multiply our message by doing two things:
- Send a MOAA suggested message to your legislators.
- Support MOAA’s Thunderclap campaign through your social media accounts.
Participation is easy. Just click on the “suggested message” link above to send a message to your legislators. And, if you have an account on Facebook or Twitter, visit MOAA’s Thunderclap page and click the “support with” buttons to share our message on your social media accounts.
By signing up, on April 13, the same day we meet with congressional leaders, Thunderclap automatically will post MOAA’s message on your and all of our supporters’ behalf at the same time, extending our reach virtually and amplifying our message to Congress.
We appreciate your support, and thank you for making a difference for military families!