Probably this needs to happen even if Military.com wants to portray it in such dire terms as doubling or quadrupling in cost that’s $900 to $1700. In context, the average premium cost annually in the US is about $3000.
Defense department officials haven’t yet outlined any details of their proposed fee increases in Tricare. But, if past plans are any indication, some veterans could see their payments double or even quadruple in cost.
Last week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the military could save up to $7 billion in health care costs over the next five years with “modest” increases in Tricare fees for working-age retirees. Active-duty troops and their families would not be affected by the plan.