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Restore DoDEA Educators’ Access to Health Care

Military-connected educators in Japan have trouble getting what they need.
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Reverse the Decision to Limit Civilian Access to Health Care at U.S. Military Hospitals in Japan

The Federal Education Association, an NEA affiliate, represents educators at Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world, including in Japan. They have long relied on U.S. military hospitals for comprehensive health care. 

Now, due to a recent policy change, educators in DoDEA schools are finding it difficult—sometimes impossible—to obtain pediatric, prenatal, and other essential care. The situation is hurting students as well as educators. 

Email President Biden and Defense Secretary Austin, and ask them to intervene. Civilian educators need access to the full range of health care available at U.S. military hospitals in Japan.