Department of Defense Views on the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's Recommendations for Military Health Care Reform: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, June 11, 2015 [open pdf - 346KB]
This is the June 11, 2015 hearing on "Department of Defense Views on the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's Recommendations for Military Health Care Reform" held before the Senate Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the Committee on Armed Services. From the statement of Jonathan Woodson: "Thank you for the opportunity to come before you today to specifically remark on the recent recommendations from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC), as well as to discuss the state of the Military Health System (MHS), and our plans for the future . Our testimony reflects the shared perspective and vision of the entire MHS leadership team that is testifying before you today. The Commission has performed a valuable service to the Department and the nation. The Commission's 18- month independent review reaffirmed many positive changes we are making to help enhance the Services' capability to recruit, train and retain America's All -Volunteer Force in the present and future, while supporting those who have served our Nation. I n addition, it pointed out areas where we can do better. In many cases, we have come to similar conclusions about the challenges facing military medicine with the end of kinetic combat operations. There were many important recommendations with which we concur, and have already moved into implementation . There were other recommendations that contained suggestions that matched actions that were already well under way. The Commission's endorsement of these approaches is both welcome and helpful." Statements, letters and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mark Ediger, C. Forrest Faison III, Patricia D. Horoho, and Jonathan Woodson.
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