Soldiers Town Hall with Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz
What is going to happen with TRICARE costs? Will they go up?
President Obama has proposed sweeping budget cuts totaling $400 billion over the next 12 years. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen has been quoted as stating that service members will likely see cuts in pay and benefits. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has hinted at a 20 1 2 DoD budget plan which would include increases in TRICARE fees. There have also been media reports that DoD has tried to increase TRICARE fees over the past few years. If passed for 2012, increased premiums - based on the National Health Expenditure index - is most likely to effect enrollment fees and premiums for Retirees and their Families. DoD has pushed for TRICARE fee increases for years, however, each year Congress grants military retirees a one-year reprieve.
Source: Military.com - http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2011/02/modest-tricare-increases
Read more: http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2011/05/house-plan-would-block-tricare -increase/ttixzz10nOF8FPxm
How can we fix the LODs for medical care and medical readiness for the USAR?
Access to medical care is dependent on Soldiers and their units initiating the LOD in the LOD module. In order to do this: