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Old 10-23-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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From what I've read they're delaying an official annoucement until after the elections.....

DoD to cut Tricare Prime in 5 West areas - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Thanks.

On another forum a poster posted that his Tricare Prime rate had just gone up.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Thanks.

On another forum a poster posted that his Tricare Prime rate had just gone up.
My wife says our Tricare Prime went up, it was announced in advance. It went up $76.00 per year for the family rate.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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From what I've read they're delaying an official annoucement until after the elections.....

DoD to cut Tricare Prime in 5 West areas - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
I do not think it has anything to do about elections. It's about who is awarded the bids on contracts... (As in Walgreen's recent failure to be awared prescription contract... Etc...)

I'm not sure what it all means....


UnitedHealthcare Awarded the TRICARE West Region Managed Care Support Contract
March 28, 2012

UnitedHealthcare’s Military & Veterans Services business unit has been awarded the Department of Defense’s TRICARE Managed Care Support contract to provide health care services for active duty and retired military service members and their families in the West Region.

ENTIRE ARTICLE AT: Consultant - UnitedHealthcare Awarded the TRICARE West Region Managed Care Support Contract

My wife was notified by Tricare today that we will be assigned to UnitedHealthcare.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I will never, ever, complain about what I have to pay for medical. I was shocked, however, when I read that those that live in those areas will lose their coverage completely. Talk about throwing a veteran under the bus......
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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I was stunned to see the numbers, 176,000 people, that is a kick in the head. Then to read a few weeks ago the feds spent 1 trillion dollars on welfare last year...no cuts to welfare but cutting off people that actually did something to earn TRICARE....this issue is being pushed by the active duty generals at JCS..they have complained for years the retired military medical bill is too high...easy for them to say...

I'll never forget all those midwatches, years at sea, overseas, etc.....now to get kicked in the head because we are "unaffordable" (John McCain's take on this issue...exact quote)....
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Default Military Retirees to lose TRICARE Prime?

In a recent military.com heads-up there is an article that says military retirees that live over 40 miles from a military treatment facility or BRACA (base closure)site will lose TRICARE Prime. We here in the west are supposed to lose it April 1 2013. You can read the full article here:
http://militaryadvantage.military.co...tricare-prime/
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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I read this last week and it was limited to four states out west, but now it looks like everywhere..is that correct?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I read this last week and it was limited to four states out west, but now it looks like everywhere..is that correct?
No. But I would guess it would probably get worse, before it gets better...

Military retirees and their dependents that live more than 40 miles from a military treatment facility or BRAC (base closure) site will lose access to TRICARE Prime as early as next April. This move could force as many as 171,000 retirees to shift to TRICARE Standard. The new TRICARE support contracts were originally drafted in 2007.


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Old 11-13-2012, 09:23 PM
 
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No. But I would guess it would probably get worse, before it gets better...

Military retirees and their dependents that live more than 40 miles from a military treatment facility or BRAC (base closure) site will lose access to TRICARE Prime as early as next April. This move could force as many as 171,000 retirees to shift to TRICARE Standard. The new TRICARE support contracts were originally drafted in 2007.


Rich
Sorry but the rest of the country is supposed to lose coverage Oct 1, 2013

Tom Philpott: A total of 171,000 retirees likely to lose TRICARE Prime option - Columns - Sun Journal
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