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army and marines suspend tuition assistance programs; air force and navy likely to follow

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The army and marines have suspended their ta programs effective Friday evening. The air force and navy will likely follow suit this week.
The DoD put pressure on all branches of service to trim the fat, one program encouraged to be cut was ta programs for service members.

Gi bills can still be used, however.
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by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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Annettey19
by Bronze Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I heard about this. I think it's pretty sad that those few people who defend our country have to suffer and lose out on help for them, while allll those fatcats and politicians don't even lose a dime. I may not agree with what we're doing in other countries, but I know they should have some support.

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:56 PM

UHC will be our new provider. I believe that starts in the new Fiscal year this October. Not sure but I think that is correct. I am positive on the new contractor just not sure of the start date. 


Quoting Binkys_Buttons:

They should start with the accounts payable dept. I work for a large medical supply company in the dept that posts the monies that come with eob. I hate tricare/west. Least helpful people ever.

Quoting carlyshort:

Tricare, the healthcare service provider for vets, and military and their families was not protected and also could be facing cuts in the coming weeks



anikahaynes1
by Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:58 PM
What?! So tricare won't exsist anymore? I haven't heard of this and we've been married 8 years.


Quoting DestinyHLewis:

UHC will be our new provider. I believe that starts in the new Fiscal year this October. Not sure but I think that is correct. I am positive on the new contractor just not sure of the start date. 



Quoting Binkys_Buttons:

They should start with the accounts payable dept. I work for a large medical supply company in the dept that posts the monies that come with eob. I hate tricare/west. Least helpful people ever.



Quoting carlyshort:

Tricare, the healthcare service provider for vets, and military and their families was not protected and also could be facing cuts in the coming weeks





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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Yeah... Rob was going to finish up his associates this year... guess he won't be right now. He was hoping to be able to get out soon, but at this rate, he won't. 


DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:04 PM


It's just like when TriCare replaced Champus. They have gone with UHC to replace Tricare. It's just a new contract provider it happens all the time. You know how it goes. The money goes to the lowest bidder. 

Quoting anikahaynes1:

What?! So tricare won't exsist anymore? I haven't heard of this and we've been married 8 years.


Quoting DestinyHLewis:

UHC will be our new provider. I believe that starts in the new Fiscal year this October. Not sure but I think that is correct. I am positive on the new contractor just not sure of the start date. 



Quoting Binkys_Buttons:

They should start with the accounts payable dept. I work for a large medical supply company in the dept that posts the monies that come with eob. I hate tricare/west. Least helpful people ever.



Quoting carlyshort:

Tricare, the healthcare service provider for vets, and military and their families was not protected and also could be facing cuts in the coming weeks







anikahaynes1
by Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Oh guess I didn't realize. We've been together total 10 years it's been tricare as long as I can remember. It's so sad that these companies only care about the money they know they'll get paid instead of patient care. :-/ however I haven't been totally happy with tricare so maybe they'll care more? :-/


Quoting DestinyHLewis:


It's just like when TriCare replaced Champus. They have gone with UHC to replace Tricare. It's just a new contract provider it happens all the time. You know how it goes. The money goes to the lowest bidder. 


Quoting anikahaynes1:

What?! So tricare won't exsist anymore? I haven't heard of this and we've been married 8 years.





Quoting DestinyHLewis:

UHC will be our new provider. I believe that starts in the new Fiscal year this October. Not sure but I think that is correct. I am positive on the new contractor just not sure of the start date. 




Quoting Binkys_Buttons:

They should start with the accounts payable dept. I work for a large medical supply company in the dept that posts the monies that come with eob. I hate tricare/west. Least helpful people ever.





Quoting carlyshort:

Tricare, the healthcare service provider for vets, and military and their families was not protected and also could be facing cuts in the coming weeks











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DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM


Lol don't count on it. Health care is going down the tubes. I currently have UHC through my husband civilian employer. I hate them so much I actually want TriCare back and I never expected to hear those words come out of my mouth. It all depends on what deal they worked out with the DOD for our benefits. I grew up military under Champus, and the coverage was awesome. They switched to Tricare when I was in Highschool and things started to go downhill and kept going downhill. I got married and traded my Dependant ID from my dad for my dh's and he was active duty AF for 13 years. He then went active reserve and then drilling reserve with a civilian full time job as we are now. His job offered what seemed like a better plan under UHC than TriCare did under our benefits with TriCare reserve select. We were about to switch back when we found out UHC was taking over. I am waiting to see what the new plans will be before we decide to switch or not. Our premiums have gone through the roof, our copays have doubled, medications costs, everything since you know what has gone into effect. It sucks. Guess we will have to wait and see what happens. Ugh. 

Quoting anikahaynes1:

Oh guess I didn't realize. We've been together total 10 years it's been tricare as long as I can remember. It's so sad that these companies only care about the money they know they'll get paid instead of patient care. :-/ however I haven't been totally happy with tricare so maybe they'll care more? :-/


Quoting DestinyHLewis:


It's just like when TriCare replaced Champus. They have gone with UHC to replace Tricare. It's just a new contract provider it happens all the time. You know how it goes. The money goes to the lowest bidder. 


Quoting anikahaynes1:

What?! So tricare won't exsist anymore? I haven't heard of this and we've been married 8 years.





Quoting DestinyHLewis:

UHC will be our new provider. I believe that starts in the new Fiscal year this October. Not sure but I think that is correct. I am positive on the new contractor just not sure of the start date. 




Quoting Binkys_Buttons:

They should start with the accounts payable dept. I work for a large medical supply company in the dept that posts the monies that come with eob. I hate tricare/west. Least helpful people ever.





Quoting carlyshort:

Tricare, the healthcare service provider for vets, and military and their families was not protected and also could be facing cuts in the coming weeks













anikahaynes1
by Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Oh man that sucks!!! :( I know the stress of feeling overwhelmed by insurance not picking up the cost. We were shortly on tricare standard and every bill that came my jaw dropped!! I'm so thankful to be back on prime and living in post right now. I looked up uhc taking over tricare, guess for now it's only the west region? So we won't have that to deal with for now. But yeah costs have gone up. I just paid 10$ out of pocket for amoxicillin at Walmart on Friday night instead if the usual 3-4$ co pay. UHG.


Quoting DestinyHLewis:


Lol don't count on it. Health care is going down the tubes. I currently have UHC through my husband civilian employer. I hate them so much I actually want TriCare back and I never expected to hear those words come out of my mouth. It all depends on what deal they worked out with the DOD for our benefits. I grew up military under Champus, and the coverage was awesome. They switched to Tricare when I was in Highschool and things started to go downhill and kept going downhill. I got married and traded my Dependant ID from my dad for my dh's and he was active duty AF for 13 years. He then went active reserve and then drilling reserve with a civilian full time job as we are now. His job offered what seemed like a better plan under UHC than TriCare did under our benefits with TriCare reserve select. We were about to switch back when we found out UHC was taking over. I am waiting to see what the new plans will be before we decide to switch or not. Our premiums have gone through the roof, our copays have doubled, medications costs, everything since you know what has gone into effect. It sucks. Guess we will have to wait and see what happens. Ugh. 


Quoting anikahaynes1:

Oh guess I didn't realize. We've been together total 10 years it's been tricare as long as I can remember. It's so sad that these companies only care about the money they know they'll get paid instead of patient care. :-/ however I haven't been totally happy with tricare so maybe they'll care more? :-/





Quoting DestinyHLewis:


It's just like when TriCare replaced Champus. They have gone with UHC to replace Tricare. It's just a new contract provider it happens all the time. You know how it goes. The money goes to the lowest bidder. 



Quoting anikahaynes1:

What?! So tricare won't exsist anymore? I haven't heard of this and we've been married 8 years.








Quoting DestinyHLewis:

UHC will be our new provider. I believe that starts in the new Fiscal year this October. Not sure but I think that is correct. I am positive on the new contractor just not sure of the start date. 





Quoting Binkys_Buttons:

They should start with the accounts payable dept. I work for a large medical supply company in the dept that posts the monies that come with eob. I hate tricare/west. Least helpful people ever.







Quoting carlyshort:

Tricare, the healthcare service provider for vets, and military and their families was not protected and also could be facing cuts in the coming weeks



















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DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM


Yep. Now imagine all of a sudden paying a $5000.oo a year family deductible $489.00 a month premium. $45.00 copay for an office visit per person for a regular dr 65.00 for a specialist like a psychologist or Ear Nose and Throat. Each time you have to go. Medications like amoxicillin have gone from $10 to $30.00, one I take monthly for a genetic disorder I have, went from covered to non preferred in their formulary and I had to fight tooth and nail for it. Now I have to pay $99 a month for a 30 supply for generic instead of $30. They pay only 10%. 

We had almost no warning for this. As soon as the Supreme Court ruled on Obama care we got packets in the mail saying we had to choose from a list of new plans and this was the cheapest. My DH was still in Afghanisthan when it came and we had 30 days to choose and mail it in. We didn't have a deductible at all before this and our premium was $250/month. Now you know why I wanted to go back to Tricare. I am praying that UHC through the AF reserve will be about the same as Tricare.Lord knows it can't be as bad as what we are paying now. 

Quoting anikahaynes1:

Oh man that sucks!!! :( I know the stress of feeling overwhelmed by insurance not picking up the cost. We were shortly on tricare standard and every bill that came my jaw dropped!! I'm so thankful to be back on prime and living in post right now. I looked up uhc taking over tricare, guess for now it's only the west region? So we won't have that to deal with for now. But yeah costs have gone up. I just paid 10$ out of pocket for amoxicillin at Walmart on Friday night instead if the usual 3-4$ co pay. UHG.


Quoting DestinyHLewis:


Lol don't count on it. Health care is going down the tubes. I currently have UHC through my husband civilian employer. I hate them so much I actually want TriCare back and I never expected to hear those words come out of my mouth. It all depends on what deal they worked out with the DOD for our benefits. I grew up military under Champus, and the coverage was awesome. They switched to Tricare when I was in Highschool and things started to go downhill and kept going downhill. I got married and traded my Dependant ID from my dad for my dh's and he was active duty AF for 13 years. He then went active reserve and then drilling reserve with a civilian full time job as we are now. His job offered what seemed like a better plan under UHC than TriCare did under our benefits with TriCare reserve select. We were about to switch back when we found out UHC was taking over. I am waiting to see what the new plans will be before we decide to switch or not. Our premiums have gone through the roof, our copays have doubled, medications costs, everything since you know what has gone into effect. It sucks. Guess we will have to wait and see what happens. Ugh. 


Quoting anikahaynes1:

Oh guess I didn't realize. We've been together total 10 years it's been tricare as long as I can remember. It's so sad that these companies only care about the money they know they'll get paid instead of patient care. :-/ however I haven't been totally happy with tricare so maybe they'll care more? :-/





Quoting DestinyHLewis:


It's just like when TriCare replaced Champus. They have gone with UHC to replace Tricare. It's just a new contract provider it happens all the time. You know how it goes. The money goes to the lowest bidder. 



Quoting anikahaynes1:

What?! So tricare won't exsist anymore? I haven't heard of this and we've been married 8 years.








Quoting DestinyHLewis:

UHC will be our new provider. I believe that starts in the new Fiscal year this October. Not sure but I think that is correct. I am positive on the new contractor just not sure of the start date. 





Quoting Binkys_Buttons:

They should start with the accounts payable dept. I work for a large medical supply company in the dept that posts the monies that come with eob. I hate tricare/west. Least helpful people ever.







Quoting carlyshort:

Tricare, the healthcare service provider for vets, and military and their families was not protected and also could be facing cuts in the coming weeks





















anikahaynes1
by Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Omg!!! That is seriously terrible!!! :(( I'm so sorry!!! Stupid government!! They really don't get it at all how this hurts people!!!


Quoting DestinyHLewis:


Yep. Now imagine all of a sudden paying a $5000.oo a year family deductible $489.00 a month premium. $45.00 copay for an office visit per person for a regular dr 65.00 for a specialist like a psychologist or Ear Nose and Throat. Each time you have to go. Medications like amoxicillin have gone from $10 to $30.00, one I take monthly for a genetic disorder I have, went from covered to non preferred in their formulary and I had to fight tooth and nail for it. Now I have to pay $99 a month for a 30 supply for generic instead of $30. They pay only 10%. 

We had almost no warning for this. As soon as the Supreme Court ruled on Obama care we got packets in the mail saying we had to choose from a list of new plans and this was the cheapest. My DH was still in Afghanisthan when it came and we had 30 days to choose and mail it in. We didn't have a deductible at all before this and our premium was $250/month. Now you know why I wanted to go back to Tricare. I am praying that UHC through the AF reserve will be about the same as Tricare.Lord knows it can't be as bad as what we are paying now. 


Quoting anikahaynes1:

Oh man that sucks!!! :( I know the stress of feeling overwhelmed by insurance not picking up the cost. We were shortly on tricare standard and every bill that came my jaw dropped!! I'm so thankful to be back on prime and living in post right now. I looked up uhc taking over tricare, guess for now it's only the west region? So we won't have that to deal with for now. But yeah costs have gone up. I just paid 10$ out of pocket for amoxicillin at Walmart on Friday night instead if the usual 3-4$ co pay. UHG.





Quoting DestinyHLewis:


Lol don't count on it. Health care is going down the tubes. I currently have UHC through my husband civilian employer. I hate them so much I actually want TriCare back and I never expected to hear those words come out of my mouth. It all depends on what deal they worked out with the DOD for our benefits. I grew up military under Champus, and the coverage was awesome. They switched to Tricare when I was in Highschool and things started to go downhill and kept going downhill. I got married and traded my Dependant ID from my dad for my dh's and he was active duty AF for 13 years. He then went active reserve and then drilling reserve with a civilian full time job as we are now. His job offered what seemed like a better plan under UHC than TriCare did under our benefits with TriCare reserve select. We were about to switch back when we found out UHC was taking over. I am waiting to see what the new plans will be before we decide to switch or not. Our premiums have gone through the roof, our copays have doubled, medications costs, everything since you know what has gone into effect. It sucks. Guess we will have to wait and see what happens. Ugh. 



Quoting anikahaynes1:

Oh guess I didn't realize. We've been together total 10 years it's been tricare as long as I can remember. It's so sad that these companies only care about the money they know they'll get paid instead of patient care. :-/ however I haven't been totally happy with tricare so maybe they'll care more? :-/








Quoting DestinyHLewis:


It's just like when TriCare replaced Champus. They have gone with UHC to replace Tricare. It's just a new contract provider it happens all the time. You know how it goes. The money goes to the lowest bidder. 




Quoting anikahaynes1:

What?! So tricare won't exsist anymore? I haven't heard of this and we've been married 8 years.











Quoting DestinyHLewis:

UHC will be our new provider. I believe that starts in the new Fiscal year this October. Not sure but I think that is correct. I am positive on the new contractor just not sure of the start date. 






Quoting Binkys_Buttons:

They should start with the accounts payable dept. I work for a large medical supply company in the dept that posts the monies that come with eob. I hate tricare/west. Least helpful people ever.









Quoting carlyshort:

Tricare, the healthcare service provider for vets, and military and their families was not protected and also could be facing cuts in the coming weeks





























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