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S.C.R. 14

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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION HONORING PROVIDERS OF

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HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO MILITARY PERSONNEL

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AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

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House Sponsor: Stephen G. Handy

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             9      LONG TITLE
             10      General Description:
             11          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor expresses gratitude to
             12      the hospitals, clinics, facilities, and individual providers of health care to Utah's military
             13      personnel, their families, and those retired from military service.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This resolution:
             16          .    expresses gratitude to the hospitals, clinics, facilities, institutions, and individual
             17      providers of health care who serve the needs of Utah's military personnel, their
             18      families, and those retired from military service; and
             19          .    recognizes these health care providers for being part of the fight for freedom as they
             20      serve the health care needs of this population.
             21      Special Clauses:
             22          None
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             24      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
             25          WHEREAS, health care coverage for Utah's military personnel and their families is
             26      provided by TRICARE network providers and the Hill Air Force Base Clinic;
             27          WHEREAS, TRICARE contracts with local health care providers to meet the health


             28      needs of military personnel, their families, and those retired from military service;
             29          WHEREAS, Utah's population of military personnel, their families, and those retired
             30      from service that are eligible to benefit from this health care coverage exceeds 69,650;
             31          WHEREAS, the total Utah network facilities, institutions, and providers of health care
             32      to this population exceeds 4,400;
             33          WHEREAS, these local network health care providers are not required by law to enter
             34      into contracts to serve the needs of this specific population, but willingly take care of Airmen,
             35      Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Coast Guardsmen, National Guardsmen, Air National
             36      Guardsmen, members of the Service Reserve Components, their families, and the retired
             37      service men and women who serve or have served this great nation;
             38          WHEREAS, these hospitals, clinics, facilities, and individual healthcare providers face
             39      administrative and financial challenges as they work with the various public and private health
             40      insurance providers;
             41          WHEREAS, participation by network providers throughout Utah is key and essential to
             42      the readiness and ability of the servicemen and women of Utah to defend our nation;
             43          WHEREAS, the contribution of these network providers to Utah's military personnel,
             44      their families, and the retired military community is a critical force multiplier to existing
             45      military medical treatment facilities, including the Hill Air Force Base Clinic;
             46          WHEREAS, knowing that they will get the highest quality care when they most need it
             47      means a great deal to Utah's military service members; and
             48          WHEREAS, knowing that they and their families will get the highest quality health care
             49      when they most need it improves military readiness and allows Utah's military service
             50      members to focus on the critical tasks of training and preparing here in Utah, of defending
             51      freedom while deployed throughout the world, and of reconstituting once redeployed home to
             52      Utah:
             53          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
             54      Governor concurring therein, express deep gratitude to the more than 4,400 hospitals, clinics,
             55      facilities, and individual network providers of health care who serve the health care needs of
             56      Utah's military personnel, their families, and those retired from military service.
             57          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor recognize these
             58      health care providers for being part of the fight for freedom as they serve the health care needs


             59      of this population.
             60          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to TRICARE,
             61      Major General Andrew E. Busch, USAF, Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Center, and Major
             62      General Brian L. Tarbet, Utah National Guard, Adjutant General, and to the members of Utah's
             63      congressional delegation.




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