Veteran Groups Are Lining Up Against Potential TRICARE Fee Increases

The Congressional Budget Office, in estimating the impact of key provisions in House and Senate defense authorization bills for fiscal 2018, spotlights the higher out-of-pocket costs that military folks would face if various Senate initiatives are in final bill. On health care, for example, Senators propose that TRICARE beneficiaries face higher co-pays for drug prescriptions not filled on base. Also, retirees would see higher TRICARE fees and deductibles. Veteran groups are lining up against the bill.

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