Monday, January 20, 2014

Attack on Tricare Prime

The Congressional Budget Office has released a report saying that the Pentagon could save nearly $90 billion over the next ten years if it pushed working-age military retirees out of Tricare Prime. The reduction in benefits would prompt veterans to seek alternative medical plans and force veterans to use fewer medical services because of the increase in cost sharing. Hopefully the CBO report will be ignored and the veterans won't get short-changed once again. That would allow the Pentagon to buy more expensive weapons systems. Read more in "CBO: Bar younger retirees from Tricare Prime, save $90 billion", Military Times, January 17, 2014.

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