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Now military retirees´
health care threatened

Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard

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Posted By:earlybird, 11/15/2012 6:46:29 PM

Hidden by the much bigger headline warnings about Obamacare´s impact, military retirees who have their own health care system are facing radical changes and cost hikes due to Pentagon budget cuts. In one of the most buzzed- and tweeted-about issues this week, the Pentagon is looking to dump 171,000 retirees out of the popular TRICARE Prime managed care program and into TRICARE Standard, the fee-for-service insurance option. The result could be significantly higher costs. A story on military.com revealed the military´s planning, explaining that retirees who live beyond 40-miles of a military base of medical facility will be hit.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 11/15/2012 6:54:42 PM     (No. 9017074)


...how about that... one week after the election.. and the Dems spit on our military.

And most voters fell for this.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 11/15/2012 6:55:47 PM     (No. 9017076)

IMHO congressmen and senators health care should take a hit before the military. This is a disgrace.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LouD, 11/15/2012 7:02:05 PM     (No. 9017087)

Of course it´s a disgrace, but what else do you expect from someone who detests the military? The whole dem party is complicit in this. Won´t even one of them stand up and fight for our retired veterans? I doubt it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/15/2012 7:02:41 PM     (No. 9017088)

The GOP needs to make a huge issue about both this and the failure of DOJ to force the states to send ballots out in time for our service men and women to vote. The benefits of our soldiers are nowhere as good as the free benefits for most public employees. Obama fights to protect union benefits at taxpayer expense but won´t protect the contracted benefits of our military. What is truly despicable is that Obama was one of those who falsely accused Romney/Ryan of wanting to break the social contract of Social Security and Medicare.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford, 11/15/2012 7:03:44 PM     (No. 9017090)

I saw a number of cars driven by military members with Obama stickers this election season. Makes you think...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/15/2012 7:05:57 PM     (No. 9017095)

20 yrs in the Military, now retired. This the thanks we get. Thanks Obama voters.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: voxlapidis, 11/15/2012 7:07:44 PM     (No. 9017098)

Civilian retirees soon to follow.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Penney, 11/15/2012 7:13:59 PM     (No. 9017109)

dem pols have no shame

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/15/2012 7:23:43 PM     (No. 9017126)

#2: you are so right! They give themselves the best of the best, with no threats to their coverage and this is what they give the men and women who actually earn perks from this country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mijcraw, 11/15/2012 7:25:12 PM     (No. 9017131)

Don´t forget how much the Dems screwed the military out of the ObamaCare like coverage for thier under age 26 uninsured children!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fireman28, 11/15/2012 7:28:59 PM     (No. 9017136)

I´m not for Obama; but this information has been available to military members for a year.

Its just now, that he got reelected, the hornets nest is becoming irritated. Plus, retired getting medical care "on-base" is mostly fiction. Any extra medical people are overseas, not here.

And many civilians in the post-draft era (since ´72) have no clue that "free medical for life" was one of the enlistment promises for retirees.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/15/2012 7:33:39 PM     (No. 9017141)

I am or was surprised until I thought about it and what else can we expect? We have college students, teachers that tell them they are entitled to the very best without working for it - our military is our backbone and is far more worth any amount of money than the worthless senators, reps and civil servants that get large salaries and great benefits. Cut them off of the federal giveaways, make the senators and reps share offices with one secretary and no retirement pay and term limits.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/15/2012 8:17:28 PM     (No. 9017199)

I am not surprised that only some will be kicked out of the Prime plan.

That is the future in Obama´s America, some are more equal even among military retirees.

An age old tactic is to divide a portion and punish them by citing some almost plausible reason for the division.

That cows and confuses the remainder. Their turn comes later.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 11/15/2012 8:18:44 PM     (No. 9017202)

We have had Tricare Standard since Hubs retired in 1993; you could not pay me to sign up for Tricare Prime.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mollygoose, 11/15/2012 8:20:44 PM     (No. 9017206)

This is what I get for my 26 years. I knew I should have lateraled over to the Australian coast guard 20 years ago.

And this is why I´ve got nothing to give but to animal charities. Takers and users can just deal with it - like I have to.




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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/15/2012 10:14:58 PM     (No. 9017350)

Anybody that voted for Zippy has no right to complain about anything.

If Zippycare is so great, why aren´t federal employees like Congress on it ?
No exemptions.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/16/2012 4:21:47 AM     (No. 9017648)

Like I said before, Barry wants "I served in Vietnam" Kerry as DoD secretary so he can kill off the military.

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