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As part of the annual Defense authorization bill, House lawmakers will take up a provision designed to let federal employees gain experience and share expertise while working temporarily in other agencies.
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Changes to the TRICARE Dental Program will mean some National Guard and Reserve members will have to pay their premiums the old-fashioned way.
House military personnel subcommittee asserts retirees have already paid for their health care via their military service, omits DoD proposal to hike TRICARE fees.
The Defense Department has identified four ways it wants to cut health-care costs and increase the quality of its care. Assistant Secretary of Defense for health affairs Dr. Jonathon Woodson told the House Armed Services Committee it wants to reorganize the Military Health System.
The Defense Department has awarded United Health Military and Veteran Services a six-year contract to operate TRICARE in the Western U.S., including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado and a handlful of other states.
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that his committee's 2013 DoD authorization bill will undo Defense spending cuts the Pentagon has already proposed.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is submitting a plan to create a Defense Health Agency to take over TRICARE.
Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.
John Coster, the senior vice president of government affairs at the National Community Pharmacists Association, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how a merger between two pharmacy benefit managers could lead to higher TRICARE costs.
The personnel proposals included in the 2013 Defense Department budget include hikes to healthcare fees, cutbacks in both uniformed and civilian personnel. DoD also plans to save money through continued efficiencies and plans to increase the acquisition workforce.