Health Care Information Links
Veterans Administration Links
Simplified Veterans Benefit Forms
Veteran Service Organization
Other Links of Interest
Mission of the Committee
The Health Care Information Committee is a standing committee of the 1st Cavalry Division Association. The Committee was established in February 2009 by the President of the 1st Cavalry Division Association, James W. 'Pete' Booth, and approved by the Association's Board of Governors during their meeting at Fort Hood, Texas. The purpose of the Committee is:
Guidance to the Committee
All members of the Committee are appointed by the President of the Association and will serve on an entirely voluntary basis. The Committee chair shall be a member in good standing of the 1st Cavalry Division Association Board of Governors. Other Committee members will be suitably qualified and interested members of the Association. Members of this committee may include a legal representative, a medical specialist, a qualified Veterans Service Officer, a member of the 1st Cavalry Division Association President's Advisory Council, and representation from the active membership of the 1st Cavalry Division. Current members of the Health Care Information Committee are:
What's New on this page?
On 26 March 2014 a link to the Make the Connection web page was added. Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that provides provides personal video testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives. The site also provides informational resources on mental health conditions such as PTSD and traumatic brain injury, symptoms of problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, and life experiences such as transitioning from service and dealing with family and relationship challenges. They also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VeteransMTC.
On 9 January 2014 a link to the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) web page was added. CSF2 is designed to build resilience and enhance performance of the Army Family -- Soldiers, their Families, and Army Civilians. CSF2 does this by providing hands-on training and self-development tools so that members of the Army Family are better able to cope with adversity, perform better in stressful situations, and thrive in life. While this program is focused on the currently serving Soldiers and Army civilians, its core concepts and ideas are transferable to the Veteran and his/her family fitness.
On 15 August 2013 a link to the VA, Affordable Care Act and You site was added. The VA encourages eligible Veterans who are not enrolled in VA's health care system to take advantage of the world-class care they provide to the men and women who have served this Nation in uniform. Veterans can apply for VA health care at any time by visiting http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/enroll/, calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387), or visiting their local VA health care facility. Full details on eligibility are available at http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/benefits_chap01.asp. VA's health care system for Veterans has no enrollment fee, no monthly premiums and no deductibles. Most Veterans also have no out-of-pocket costs, though some may have small copayments for some health care or prescription drugs.
The article written by the Committee and printed in SABER is titled The HICCUP. It was first run in the March/April 2009 SABER immediately following the establishment of the Committee. To read the articles in Adobe PDF click on the links below. Adobe provides a free PDF reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
Information provided in The HICCUP and the links on this web page are intended to inform, educate and assist the members of the Association on health care issues and programs available.
Information on the programs that provide medical care to active duty Troopers and retired military are provided in the Army Links section
We want every Veteran to know and understand the benefits of being registered with the VA and the process for filing a claim. Information from the Veterans Administration is provided in links to the VA Homepage and other links of interest on the VA web site. There is a lot of information available on all of the benefits offered by the VA on their web page that can be accessed through their homepage.
Assistance with filing claims can be obtained through various Veteran Service Associations and we have provided links to several that have great information and ways to assist with claims.
Information on how to assemble a claim with the VA is also available in the Other Links of Interest area along with other web pages that can provide information and assistance.
The links to the White House, Senate and House Veterans' committees are intended to keep you informed about pending legislation that may affect the health benefits of all Veterans.
Veterans, Soldiers and Families in need of crisis assistance can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and can be contacted by dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by visiting their website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
The following addresses and phone numbers are provided to assist you with obtaining documentation to support claims:
Archives and Records Administration
Personnel Records Center
of the Army US Army & Joint Services Research Center
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