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In Depth interviews - Aug. 1

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Fran Townsend , Norb Ryan , defense budget , Army , Technology , accounting , budget 2012 , DHS , Military Officers Association of America , SAP NS2

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 05:27pm EDT

Panetta requests reprogramming $700M from TRICARE

Panetta's request is falling on highly skeptical ears. A bipartisan group of two dozen representatives sent Panetta a tough letter.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , Congress , budget , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Monday - 07/30/2012, 08:59am EDT

TriWest to stop challenge to DoD's TRICARE contract

Phoenix-based TriWest Healthcare Alliance will end its challenge to the Defense Department's award of the TRICARE West Region contract to UnitedHealth. The decision comes weeks after the GAO dismissed TwiWest's protest.

Tags: TriWest , UnitedHealth , Scott Celley , pay and benefits , DoD , Jared Serbu , Jolie Lee

Friday - 07/13/2012, 07:28pm EDT

Prescription merger will deliver 'value' to government, company says

Mary Rosado, the vice president of federal government affairs at Express Scripts, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a proposed merger between prescription managers.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Mary Rosado , Express Scripts , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 06:40pm EST

TRICARE Prime fees to increase Oct. 1

Starting Oct. 1, fees for members enrolled before Oct. 1, 2011, will go up to $269 a year, from $230. Family fees will go up to $538 per year, from $460.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Pay & Benefit

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 08:10am EDT

Senators concerned over TRICARE fee increases

The Pentagon is telling lawmakers military retirees' share of health care costs is going to have to increase if it's going to meet the budget targets Congress and the President handed over with last year's budget control act.

Tags: DoD , Jared Serbu , pay and benefits , Robert Hale , Jonathan Woodson , Jim Webb , Kelly Ayotte , Senate , budget

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:56am EDT

House committee rejects TRICARE hikes

The Defense Department had proposed having patients pay up to 14 percent of their health care costs by 2017, compared with 10 percent now.

Tags: DoD , House Armed Services Committee , pay and benefits , Federal Drive , budget ,

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:41am EDT

GAO dismisses protest over huge TRICARE contract

The Government Accountability Office has turned back a protest over a multibillion dollar contract to administer part of the military's TRICARE health insurance system, the losing bidder said Monday. The Comptroller General's decision was not publicly released as of Monday afternoon, but TriWest officials said they had been notified of the rejection.

Tags: DoD , GAO , health care , Aetna , TriWest , UnitedHealth , David McIntyre , Jared Serbu , Health Net

Monday - 07/02/2012, 05:42pm EDT
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