Bill may force military families to use mail order

July 24, 2006

The House and Senate are considering a bill that would force many U.S. military families to fill most of their prescriptions through mail order. The TRICARE provisions of the Defense Authorization Act are headed for a House-Senate conference after different versions of the bill passed in each chamber.

Bill may force military families to use mail order

The House and Senate are considering a bill that would force many U.S. military families to fill most of their prescriptions through mail order. The TRICARE provisions of the Defense Authorization Act are headed for a House-Senate conference after different versions of the bill passed in each chamber. TRICARE is the name of the Department of Defense managed healthcare program for active duty military, active duty service families, and military retirees and their families and covers more than 9.2 million persons worldwide. NCPA is urging Congress to carefully consider the impact of these provisions and "to come down firmly on the side of active duty military, military retirees, their families, and true, cost-saving choice in the community."

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