Health Reform Effects On Tricare Still Being DiscussedThe Navy Times: "Defense officials insist that the new national health care reform law has no direct effect on Tricare - but some analysts say indirect effects eventually may surface. ... military advocacy groups say the law's potential interaction with the complex family of Tricare plans over the longer term is vague, and could lead to future cost or coverage encroachment on the valuable benefit that serves 9.6 million beneficiaries." Reimbursement rates and the supply of physicians participating in Tricare are among the chief long-term concerns about the program (McMichael, 4/9).
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