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November 29, 2002
I congratulate Jonathan Turley for having the courage to tell the truth about what is happening to military retiree health care (Commentary, Nov. 25). While military retirees are being kicked out of the Pentagon's Army, Navy and Air Force hospitals, the president's pets in the White House are eligible for health care from the Army. And let us not forget about the Congress and congressional staff members who receive health care on Capitol Hill from the Navy. Turley's commentary should be a major topic on every major news network.
September 11, 1998 | Barbara Marsh
A Costa Mesa doctor was indicted Thursday on federal charges of defrauding both a military health-insurance program and a Blue Cross program. Nagesh Shetty, 53, who is in jail for a prior conviction in a tax-fraud scheme, was named in a 26-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles, U.S. Atty. Nora M. Manella said. The indictment alleges that Shetty billed two insurance providers for services he never rendered and for medically unnecessary services.
November 16, 1995 | From Associated Press
A legislative logjam on the annual defense spending bill broke late Wednesday as House and Senate negotiators agreed to compromise language restricting abortions at overseas military hospitals. Although the agreement still requires House and Senate floor votes, the decision by negotiators to settle their dispute signals a belief that the chambers will accept the deal and pass the $243-billion spending bill.
October 16, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Foundation Health Systems Inc. stock rose as much as 27% as Superior National Insurance Group Inc. said it expects to complete its $285-million purchase of Foundation's money-losing workers' compensation unit Dec. 10. Foundation shares lost about a third of their value this month amid concern about rising medical costs as well as delays in the sale, which is part of the health maintenance organization's plan to shed units that aren't related to its healthiest HMO businesses.
April 3, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Military reservists who work for county government will continue to receive medical insurance coverage when called to active service, Ventura County supervisors decided this week. The decision came as the county's tax collector announced that active duty members of the military may apply for property tax considerations.
August 13, 1988 | Associated Press
Deputy Defense Secretary William H. Taft IV has extended for another year the Pentagon's AIDS testing program and in the process made it easier for military authorities to advise the spouses of reservists if their mates test positively. In updating the AIDS policy guidelines, Taft also rejected for the time being mandatory testing of civilian defense employees destined for overseas posts.
December 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Senate passed a defense policy bill Friday that would offer more help to troops returning from combat and set conditions on contractors and pricey weapons programs. The measure reflects the best Democrats could do this year on their national security agenda while holding such a slim majority. With Democrats powerless to overcome GOP objections in the Senate, the bill does not order troops home from Iraq, as party members would have liked.
March 16, 2012
Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, an Oscar-winning French filmmaker who was held prisoner in Indochina and chronicled the pain of war on screen and on the page, died Wednesday, the French military health service said. France's Le Figaro newspaper said Schoendoerffer died in a hospital outside Paris after an operation. Born in central France on May 5, 1928, Schoendoerffer served as a cameraman in the French army in the 1950s and volunteered to be parachuted into the besieged fortress of Dien Bien Phu, where the decisive battle of the French war in Indochina was fought.
June 30, 2011 | By Lawrence J. Korb
More than 255,000 women have served in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-one percent of the 2011 graduating class of sailors at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis were women; of the Marines, 17%. The Air Force Academy and West Point graduated similar percentages: nearly 20% and more than 16%, respectively. All told, women account for nearly 15% of active-duty military and National Guard troops, and nearly 20% of the reserves of all branches. Such numbers should be celebrated as evidence of our nation's and our military's progress.
The General Accounting Office on Friday recommended that Foundation Health Corp. receive a five-year, $2.5-billion military health care contract--the nation's largest such pact--which had originally been awarded to a unit of rival Health Systems International Inc. Shares of Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Foundation Health jumped 7% on the news.
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