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Military Medical Care: Mitigating Impacts From Medical Unit Deployments

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service

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Contingency and peacetime missions consistently require temporary reassignment of military medical personnel from military treatment facilities MTF to a deployable medical unit. In certain instances, MTF services may be limited in times of war, operations other than war, natural disasters, or other contingencies. This restriction is not uncommon. Notwithstanding these circumstances, the Department of Defense DOD is required to provide statutory health benefits to its eligible beneficiaries by mitigating fluctuations in MTF services. Chapter 55 of Title 10, U.S. Code, specifies health care entitlements for military personnel, retirees, and their families. The delivery of those benefits can vary based on current or projected military operations and the availability of medical personnel in military hospitals and clinics MTFs.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]