Health: Cost of healthcare for military could be going up

Updated: Monday, March 10 2014, 10:57 PM CDT
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The cost of health insurance for military families could be going up next year.
The Pentagon's proposed budget for 2015 would raise deductibles and co-pays for the families of active-duty service members and retirees.
  
It would be the first increase since Tricare was founded nearly 20 years ago.
Back then, users paid about 27 % of their medical costs out of pocket.
  
Now, they foot about 11 % of the bill.
Some veterans are concerned about any increase

"It's going to take longer. Especially since they're moving troops back from overseas back to the U.S. Of course they're going to file claims as well. Not everybody comes back 100%.
  
The Pentagon has been calling for Tricare increases since 2007.
But so far, those requests have never been approved.  Health related storiesHealth: Cost of healthcare for military could be going up
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