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Old 9 August 2020, 21:47
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You were on Tricare Standard. It was replaced by Tricare Select on January 1, 2018.
Well, damn. I don't even care about the 25 bucks, it's the broken promise or at least my original expectation, that after sacrificing my body's physical well being with a mission accomplishment takes priority attitude (as many others have), that there would be health care for my wife and I for life.

I knew this was coming at some point, and with many other financial changes bound to happen, it's upsetting but par for the course.

A $25 dollar fee will be 250-300 in ten years tops.
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Old 9 August 2020, 21:50
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Old 9 August 2020, 22:30
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$25 per month. So, roughly ~$300 per year.

It's the optics of it all, and how it was passed several years ago, but only now being implemented--albeit fairly quietly.

Also, I found out that care at a MTF is still an option that is free as part of your retirement benefit. The catch is, of course, living near a military facility. It also places you at the back of the line in terms of priority (which makes sense, honestly).

EDIT: ...and somewhat scratch off that last statement: thatbanedmilitarywebsite-dot-com /daily-news/2020/02/19/pentagon-releases-list-health-clinics-closing-retirees-military-families.html

Facilities closed to non-active duty patients include:
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Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, outpatient clinic
Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, outpatient clinic
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, outpatient clinic
Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, outpatient clinic
Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, outpatient clinic
MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, outpatient clinic
Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, outpatient clinic
Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, outpatient clinic
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, outpatient clinic
Navy Weapons Station Earle, New Jersey, Colts Neck Earle clinic
San Onofre Marine Corps Base, California, San Onofre Health Clinic
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Joel clinic and Robinson clinic
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia, Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany
Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Virginia, Naval Branch Health Clinic Dahlgren
Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut, Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton
Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland, outpatient clinic
Naval Air Station Belle Chasse, Louisiana, outpatient clinic
Naval Support Activity Mid-South, Tennessee, outpatient clinic
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire, outpatient clinic
Fort Detrick, Maryland, Barquist outpatient clinic
Defense Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, outpatient clinic
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, outpatient clinic
Fort Lee, Virginia, Kenner-Lee outpatient clinic
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Kirk Army Health outpatient clinic
Fort Riley, Kansas, Farrelly Health Clinic
Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Hood Medical Home and Charles Moore clinic
Naval Support Activity Lakehurst, New Jersey, Naval Behavioral Health Clinic Lakehurst
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Rancho Bernardo clinic
Presidio of Monterey, California, outpatient clinic
Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, outpatient clinic
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, outpatient clinic
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, Naval Health Clinic New England
Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, outpatient clinic
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Okubo Medical Home
Fort Carson, Colorado, Robinson-Carson outpatient clinic
MacDill Air Force Base's Sabal Park community clinic in Brandon, Florida
Fort Benning, Georgia, North Columbus-Benning clinic
Fort Irwin, California, Department of Behavioral Health
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Old 10 August 2020, 03:15
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Prime has enrollment fees. Select doesn't. Some of us are in non-prime service areas and don't get an option.


Over the last few months there has been changes to Tricare

I would suggest that you log on to this SITE an at the bottom you can get e-mail updates all the time

https://www.tricare.mil/
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Old 10 August 2020, 10:14
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I dig what you’re saying Wildman, but communities like SOCNET are good for interpreting these changes and discussing them. I wouldn’t want to prevent someone from wanting to ask the questions here.
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I dig what you’re saying Wildman, but communities like SOCNET are good for interpreting these changes and discussing them. I wouldn’t want to prevent someone from wanting to ask the questions here.
NO I posted it where they can be discussed by everyone here .
The number of changes that come out all the time. I even have questions about them an ask, what the heck are they talking about.

If you haven't read the subject it will make it that much harder to understand, or ask a question.
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Old 10 August 2020, 16:26
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I am a retiree, and I already pay a monthly fee for Tricare. I am 52.
TriCare Prime?

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I have nothing to back this up, but my thoughts are as the social security ponzi scheme continues to unravel they'll cut SS for people who are receiving another federal retirement. It's the next logical step.

Anyway, I'll post a reminder here when the enrollment season opens to remind everybody to make arrangements for their payment so we don't get the DEERS boot.
Which is why I will apply for SS the second I am eligible.

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Well, damn. I don't even care about the 25 bucks, it's the broken promise or at least my original expectation, that after sacrificing my body's physical well being with a mission accomplishment takes priority attitude (as many others have), that there would be health care for my wife and I for life.

I knew this was coming at some point, and with many other financial changes bound to happen, it's upsetting but par for the course.

A $25 dollar fee will be 250-300 in ten years tops.
Figure inflation plus 1% until we pay Obama Care rates.
Dependents will also get booted once DHA has finished screwing retirees.

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$25 per month. So, roughly ~$300 per year.

It's the optics of it all, and how it was passed several years ago, but only now being implemented--albeit fairly quietly.

Also, I found out that care at a MTF is still an option that is free as part of your retirement benefit. The catch is, of course, living near a military facility. It also places you at the back of the line in terms of priority (which makes sense, honestly).

EDIT: ...and somewhat scratch off that last statement: thatbanedmilitarywebsite-dot-com /daily-news/2020/02/19/pentagon-releases-list-health-clinics-closing-retirees-military-families.html

Facilities closed to non-active duty patients include:
I disagree with retirees going to the end of the line, San Antonio dumps their welfare trauma cases onto the military system whenever possible.

DoD picks the initial bill up "training" and gives 6 months of free follow-up. If they can afford that, they can afford retirees.
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Old 10 August 2020, 17:25
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Old 10 August 2020, 20:26
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That's what she said....
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Old 11 August 2020, 00:36
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That's what she said....
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Old 11 August 2020, 14:37
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I just set a reminder on my Outlook calendar for November 9th. Hopefully someone or I, remember to bump this thread on that date as a reminder for myself and others.
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Old 11 August 2020, 14:39
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I've got it on my calendar also. I'll post up here when I line up my payment method.
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Old 11 August 2020, 16:48
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I've got it on my calendar also. I'll post up here when I line up my payment method.
My monthly/quarterly payment is automatic via DFAS and my disability compensation payment, something like $125 a month or $500 per quarter. I need to do some more research on the topic and ensure that any effects on my wife and I are negligible. I can afford a few extra bucks but if shit gets stupid I'm gonna be pissed.
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Old 11 August 2020, 17:11
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I’m not sure where I stand on this? I gotta do some studying. Like Gsniper I thought my healthcare and dental would be lifetime benefits for my service. I reckon I thought wrong.
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Old 11 August 2020, 17:14
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I’m not sure where I stand on this? I gotta do some studying. Like Gsniper I thought my healthcare and dental would be lifetime benefits for my service. I reckon I thought wrong.
We all did. I'm not sure when it became obvious, but it was after those of us who enlisted prior to the 80s signed our papers.
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Old 14 August 2020, 17:54
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I’m not sure where I stand on this? I gotta do some studying. Like Gsniper I thought my healthcare and dental would be lifetime benefits for my service. I reckon I thought wrong.
We all did.

It was a standard recruiter line - "free healthcare for you and your family for life"

It's already been litigated. It was never in anyone's contract.

https://products.kitsapsun.com/archi...military_.html

Here's what we can look forward to:

- Someone already posted the list of treatment facilities (hospitals) that will no longer accept other than AD. This list will grow and the number of treatment facilities will shrink.

- In a few more years DoD will begin to outsource and/or close facilities so be prepared to start paying for your insurance (Tricare), copays and deductibles. It starts next year and will continue to increase year over year until it's on par with Medicare payments.
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Old 14 August 2020, 19:46
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One thing I never understood, but why doesnt an spouse who you divorce continue to get benefits. I know there is some 10 year rule, or something.
And, Tricare Adult program.. Kids stay on till 26? as long as they are in college, unless they are medically incapacitated, then they keep it regardless due to dependency on you.
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Old 14 August 2020, 21:40
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One thing I never understood, but why doesnt an spouse who you divorce continue to get benefits. I know there is some 10 year rule, or something.
And, Tricare Adult program.. Kids stay on till 26? as long as they are in college, unless they are medically incapacitated, then they keep it regardless due to dependency on you.
Children can stay on TRICARE until 23 as long as they are full-time students. From 23-26 (or 18-26 if they aren't full-time students) they are eligible for TRICARE Young Adult, but it's kind of expensive. Maybe $300 a month IIRC, which seems pretty damn expensive for being mid-20s with no medical problems and basically just needing an annual physical.
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Old 19 August 2020, 21:11
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Meeting Your Changing Needs: TRICARE Premium-Based Plans
Aug. 19, 2020
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