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TexasOma --- 2 years ago -

People who put their life on the line for us deserve better treatment than they are getting. When you have a Lib/Dem cutting defense spending this is what happens.


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Trashing Tricare
Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military

BY: Bill Gertz - February 27, 2012 3:36 pm

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.

The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.

The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.......................... more at the link


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rEVOLution --- 2 years ago -

I posted this on my own thread so I'll post it here and delete mine so there's not a duplicate.

Trashing Tricare
Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military
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BY: Bill Gertz - February 27, 2012 3:36 pm

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.

The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.

The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.

Many in Congress are opposing the proposed changes, which would require the passage of new legislation before being put in place.

“We shouldn’t ask our military to pay our bills when we aren’t willing to impose a similar hardship on the rest of the population,” Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a Republican from California, said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “We can’t keep asking those who have given so much to give that much more.”

http://freebeacon.com/trashing-tricare/

Tricare costs would jump in budget plan

By Patricia Kime - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Feb 23, 2012 13:25:03 EST

Pentagon officials will continue pressing in 2013 for significantly higher Tricare fees for military retirees, including older retirees covered by Tricare for Life, as well as higher drug co-pays for all Tricare beneficiaries.

The Defense Department’s proposed 2013 budget calls for annual enrollment fees for retirees in Tricare Prime to rise next year by 30 percent to 78 percent, from the current $460 or $520 for families to between $600 and $820, depending on military retirement income.

“Working-age retirees” — those younger than 65 — also would pay annual enrollment fees for Tricare Standard and Extra: $70 for an individual and $140 for a family. These would be the first enrollment fees for Standard and Extra in Tricare history.

Deductibles for Standard and Extra also would rise by $10 for individuals and $20 for families.
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Medicare-eligible retirees also would contribute more to their care: The budget calls for annual Tricare for Life enrollment fees of $35 to $115 per individual, depending on retirement income. A retiree and a spouse covered under TFL would each have to pay the enrollment fee.

Tricare for Life beneficiaries currently pay no enrollment fees but are required to enroll in Medicare Part B, which carries premiums of $99.90 a month.

Military advocacy groups said they understand the budget constraints facing DoD but feel this proposal “passes the buck” to beneficiaries.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/02/military-tricare-costs-would-jump-in-budget-plan-022312w/ 

wayward1 --- 2 years ago -

Here's a article that gives a little more information on this. Looks like it doesn't affect active duty personnel.

Rates going up in 2016 

rEVOLution --- 2 years ago -

Looks like it doesn't affect active duty personnel.

Of course not, it's not until they get out that most of their ailments start effecting them as while most of them are in service they are young and fit. But then you ad years of Depleted Uranium exposure, bombs, guns, tanks, aircraft and the rest, it leaves many veterans rated as 100% disabled. 

TexasOma --- 2 years ago -

Our 2 grandsons are on TriCare as a result of our son dieing while on active duty.

As it is right now, they have an extremely difficult time finding a physician who will accept TriCare because the reimbursement to the doctors takes anywhere from 4-6 months after the visit. The doctors would like to see their money in a reasonable amount of time - not 6 months later and they only get reimbursed a fraction of their regular office visit fee.

Our friends in the Huntsville area have Sadler Clinics who will take TriCare, but they have to drive to Conroe or Woodlands. They now have the same co-pays and fees that regular insurance people have to pay. Their insurance for the retiree is still free, but he pays for his wife....who also served 10 years but did not retire, she got out when he retired.

Fortunately they are in good health, but several of my patients have had dealings with the VA hospital - it's not a pleasant experience.

Our government treats our service people like crap....all the while the members of Congress have the finest insurance available. 

Defcon1 --- 2 years ago -

But then you ad years of Depleted Uranium exposure, bombs, guns, tanks, aircraft and the rest, it leaves many veterans rated as 100% disabled.


I am worried about this with my friend who is on his way over.

Their armored vehicles are armored with depleted-uranium plates so they will be basking in radiation on every patrol.

Not just that, they will all have hundreds of rounds of depleted-uranium ammunition strapped to their chests while on patrol.

I don't like it! Hopefully we'll elect Ron Paul and BRING THEM ALL HOME.

AND cease manufacturing of ammunition that is toxic. 

rEVOLution --- 2 years ago -

I am worried about this with my friend who is on his way over.

Please see my thread concerning PTSD and please share any information by Dr. Doug Rokke with him when ever you can. Many of these guys have no clue what they are using and what it's doing to them.

http://www.kingwoodunderground.com/topic.jsp?topicId=11717524 

rEVOLution --- 2 years ago -


AND cease manufacturing of ammunition that is toxic.


They can't do that, it's too effective of a way to dispose of our Nuclear Waste. 

Lucky girl --- 2 years ago -

I would have no problem with raising insurance rates for the military if they would also raise their rate of pay to equal of what someone in the private sector would make for the same job. 

Perfection --- 2 years ago -

As long as civilian government employees are treated the same this is okay.

I'm more upset at who they are excluding from cuts. 

Perfection --- 2 years ago -

 

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