The Resource Defense Health Care: Limits to Older Retirees' Access to Care and Proposals for Change

Defense Health Care: Limits to Older Retirees' Access to Care and Proposals for Change

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Defense Health Care: Limits to Older Retirees' Access to Care and Proposals for Change
Title
Defense Health Care: Limits to Older Retirees' Access to Care and Proposals for Change
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In summary, our work has shown that recent system downsizing has reduced all care, including space-available care-the only care retirees may access at military facilities. In the last 10 years, the number of military medical personnel has declined by 15% and one-third of military hospitals have been closed, reflecting the one-third reduction in active-duty forces. While further readiness-related downsizing decisions are pending, some predict more system reductions. Meanwhile, TRICARE, which does not allow older retirees to enroll in its Prime health care option (its new health maintenance organization (HMO) option), is moving to maximize Prime enrollment at all the facilities. As this takes place, older retirees' space-available care will further decline at most facilities and eventually end at some. Space available care at military health facilities, moreover, is episodic and lacks the continuity so important to older retirees who have more frequent, and often chronic, medical problems than younger retirees. And, although retirees may also access care through such government-sponsored programs as Medicare and private supplementary health insurance, many retirees experience coverage gaps and high out-of-pocket costs
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DTICE
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HEALTH EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES D IV
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  • Retirement(personnel)
  • Veterans(military personnel)
  • Champus
  • Military personnel
  • Management planning and control
  • Cost analysis
  • Hospitals
  • Hospitalizations
  • Insurance
  • Public health
  • Medical examination
  • Military downsizing
  • Administration and Management
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Label
Defense Health Care: Limits to Older Retirees' Access to Care and Proposals for Change
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Publication
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Testimony before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Committee on National Security, House of Representatives
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
11 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227843177
  • (OCoLC)ocn227843177
Label
Defense Health Care: Limits to Older Retirees' Access to Care and Proposals for Change
Publication
Note
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Committee on National Security, House of Representatives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
11 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227843177
  • (OCoLC)ocn227843177

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