Dozens Of Veterans Service Organizations Endorse The Health Care Fairness For Military Families Act

April 23, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria was joined by Reps. Mike Waltz (R-FL-06), Blake Moore (R-UT-01) and more than a dozen Veterans Service Organizations in support of the Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act (H.R. 475), legislation which allows TRICARE recipients to stay on their parents health care plans until the age of 26. Military family members shared their personal stories about how, after years of sacrificing for their country, H.R. 475 would benefit their lives. 

“The aim of this legislation is simple: people under the age of 26 should be able to stay on their parent’s TRICARE plan,” Congresswoman Luria said. “It is our responsibility in Congress to ensure that our servicemembers and their families are afforded the same opportunities and access the same benefits as civilians. I’m so grateful to see our legislation endorsed by these important Veteran Service Organizations and I look forward to working with them to pass the Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act.” 

You can watch the full press conference here

The Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act is endorsed by the Air Force Sergeants Association, Army Aviation Association of America, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Blinded Veterans of America, Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service, Inc., Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, Fleet Reserve Association, Gold Star Wives of America, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Reserve Association, Military Chaplains Association of the United States of America, National Military Family Association, Non Commissioned Officers Association of the USA, Reserve Organization of America, Service Women’s Action Network, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, United States Army Warrant Officers Association, USCG Chief Petty Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VetsFirst United Spinal Association, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

Congresswoman Luria introduced H.R. 475 in January 2021. 

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the committee’s Vice Chair, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Homeland Security.