Category Archives: Medical Benefits

Saving More for Retirement

Proposals for a boost in fees for health insurance under Tricare are causing families to increase the amount of money they are saving. Continue reading

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Many Veterans Are Dissatisfied

A new study finds that among those disabled by service in war or peace, there is much unhappiness with the kind of assistance they are receiving. Continue reading

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Veterans Irked by Talk of Cuts

The head of the VFW urges a mass response to recommendations by Sen. John McCain and others for consideration of cost-saving changes proposed by Obama. Continue reading

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McCain Open to Cut in Benefits

In a letter to the special committee seeking to reduce costs for military health benefits, the Arizona senator indicates his willingness to cut back. Continue reading

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Tricare’s Cost Goes Up

As of Oct. 1,premiums for coverage under the Defense Department’s Tricare program are being elevated, with more hikes to come. Continue reading

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Increase in Tricare Costs Raises Concern

Normally regarded as sacrosanct, the Defense Department program of benefits for military retirees and their kin may be subject to cost adjustments. Continue reading

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VA Branching Out Overseas

To deal with a supersized backlog of ex-servicemen and women taking up residence in foreign lands, the Department of Veterans Affairs is dispatching help. Continue reading

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Legislators Propose Expanding Mental-Health Services for Guard

Lawmakers are seeking improved access to mental-health services for members of the National Guard. Continue reading

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Taking Aim at Tricare

The Pentagon’s health insurance program for the military and their families is within the sights of congressional cost-cutters. Continue reading

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An Uptick in PTSD Benefits

Settlement is reached in a class-action lawsuit filed by veterans over the kind of assistance they are getting. Continue reading

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