Congress urged to block Tricare fee increases
Tricare fee increase announced last week may be blocked by Congress after two influential military officers groups accused the Defense Department of reneging on a promise of a one-year moratorium on any increases in out-of-pocket patient costs.
The associations take issue with a $110-a-day increase in inpatient hospitalization charges for military retirees and their families using Tricare Standard.
In the meantime, the Tricare fee increases announced last week remain in effect, including a modest increase of less than $1 a day in for inpatient charges for active-duty families and the 21 percent increase in the daily hospitalization charge for retirees and their families.
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