Should the National Guard Get Free Health Care? Gen. Hokanson Is Trying to Make it Happen

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Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, has two years left on the job to accomplish one of his biggest priorities — and biggest challenges.

At the top of Hokanson’s to-do list as he quickly approaches retirement is securing free universal health care for the National Guard. Unlike their active-duty counterparts, part-time Guard troops aren’t entitled to health care when they are off orders.

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