The task force report states that active duty per*son*nel and their depen*dents use less than half (42 per*cent) of TRICARE’s total cost, pay no pre*mi*ums or co-pays. Thank*fully for this group, the Task Force decided to focus “exclu*sively on retirees and their depen*dents, for whom ben*e*fits have expanded with*out a sig*nif*i*cant change in cost-sharing.”
How about we put all congressmen on TRICARE, remove any other federal perks like the pharmacy at Capital Hill, the attending nurses and doctors and they receive the same benefits our retired troops do? While we're at it we can reduce their salaries to the same level as the men and women that fight for their freedom. They can all stay in barracks around Washington D.C.