Panetta: Finding Savings In Military Health Care Programs On To-Do ListThe Hill: Panetta: Military Health Care Costs Are On My Radar In Efforts To Save Money
President Obama's nominee to lead the Pentagon has made it clear military personnel programs, once considered sacrosanct, will be scrutinized as the administration looks for spending cuts. ... "I believe that the proposed health care efficiencies are sensible efforts to control DOD's health care costs while maintaining the same level of care," Panetta wrote. "I also believe the modest increases in beneficiaries' costs are reasonable" (Bennett, 6/12). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.