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Congress: Panel Urges Changes to Military Health, Pension Benefits

Stars and Stripes reports that “a panel created by Congress recommended on Thursday sweeping changes to pensions, health care and other troop benefits following its two-year review of the military’s compensation and retirement systems.”  

“The White House and Capitol Hill lawmakers should consider creating a mixed retirement system that would allow the bulk of troops to separate with some pension before the 20-year mark, according to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.”  

“Tricare insurance should be replaced with an array of insurance options similar to the system already offered to civilian employees, the commission said.”

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