Monday, April 9, 2018

A to Z Challenge - H is for Healthcare

TRICARE is a health care program for:

-Uniformed Service members - Includes active duty and retired members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and their families,

-National Guard/Reserve members - Includes members of the:
---Army National Guard
---Army Reserve
---Navy Reserve
---Marine Corps Reserve
---Air National Guard
---Air Force Reserve
---US Coast Guard Reserve
-and their families,

-Former spouses,
-Medal of Honor recipients and their families, and
-Others registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

TRICARE covers most medically-necessary procedures.

-Active duty enrolls in TRICARE Prime – fewer out-of-pocket expenses but less choice of providers.
-Families, veterans, and retirees can enroll in TRICARE Prime or in TRICARE Select – fee-for-service for any doctor


For more information:

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I is for Infantry.  Are there different types of infantry?  What do they do?  In which branch of military service will you find them?  Come back tomorrow and find out!


  1. Not to sound like a broken record here, but our family is so grateful for this benefit too. We may gripe from time to time about where we have to go, what's covered and what isn't...but we're blessed to have it.


    1. Go ahead and sound like a broken record. No complaints from me =)

  2. It's a great benefit to be able to have affordable health insurance.

    1. I checked out the rates and co-pays. Definitely affordable compared to other insurance.

  3. My son refuses to use the VA here because of the problems they've had, but Dad got good care so I'm thankful for that.

    1. My son left the Navy after 5 years on a disability retirement for service related injury. It's an odd story but he's covered for related medical for life.

  4. Similar to Oz. The military are covered for care and ex-serviceman and families can join the Defence private healthcare (we have a totally different health care system which is where the difference comes in).

    However, The Hub had to leave the army for medical reasons and the story wasn't so good for him (he was treated terribly).

    1. So sorry he was treated terribly! So far my son's only complaint is that it took way too long for them to figure out exactly what the problem was.