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Raquel Bono: 78% of DoD’s FY 2017 Defense Health Budget Request for Patient Care

Raquel Bono
Raquel Bono

Defense Health Agency Director Raquel Bono said at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday the military will allocate at least three-fourths of its healthcare budget request for fiscal year 2017 to patient care, DoD News reported.

Terri Moon Cronk writes Bono, a U.S. Navy vice admiral, told lawmakers 78 percent of the $33.5 billion request goes directly to patient care in both military treatment and private sector facilities.

Bono also asked the House Appropriations defense subcommittee to support a carryover authority for DoD in FY 2017 as the department has received in previous years.

DHA provides wartime and peacetime medical support and healthcare services to beneficiaries across the Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.

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