Restore Eroded Tricare Costs to pre-2018 Levels!!! (Military & Retiree Health Ins.)
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Effective January 1, 2018, copayments for all retired military who are using TRICARE - to include many disabled veterans - were more than doubled to unaffordable levels.
I, myself, receive 100% disability from the VA for 15 service-connected conditions, and my copayments for my doctors appointments alone (not including medications) for just one of these conditions are over $500/month now. That is almost a 1/5 of my entire income! And I'm not the only veteran suffering. Many US Military veterans are now unable to afford health care for themselves or their families, and some military hospitals are beginning to refuse to see retirees.
Add to this the problem that Tricare is now paying roughly half of what they used to pay the doctors, so many doctors are leaving the Tricare network or going out of business entirely.
It is unethical, immoral, and just plain wrong for the government to make contractual deals with people, then, after they give their part (letting the government decide if they live or die for x number of years), the government erodes the benefits that it promised to give them.
If they cannot afford to give those benefits, they should make a new rule for anyone who joins the military from the present date forward. But taking away what was promised is nothing other than stealing and lying. Medicaid recipients and Congress's health benefits have not been reduced, so why are the veterans being robbed of what they were promised contractually?
I am creating this petition for all of us to sign so we can throw it in front of President Trump, and he can bring back Tricare benefits to what they were up until this year. Please spread the word!
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