TRICARE http://wesa.fm en Sen. Casey Pushes Health Care Bill For Retired Veterans http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-pushes-health-care-bill-retired-veterans <p>Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is co-sponsoring a bill to help more than 4,000 retired Pennsylvania veterans keep their health care plans.</p><p>On Oct. 1, a new policy from the Department of Defense will force some retired veterans off of TRICARE Prime, the most affordable option in the Military Health System for people under 65.</p><p>According to the new policy, only veterans living within 100 miles of a Military Treatment Facility or a BRAC site will be able to stay on TRICARE Prime. Now, more than 171,000 people nationally are at risk of losing the military health care.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:13:35 +0000 Michael Lynch 16905 at http://wesa.fm