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Military families take issue with benefits amid health-care bill

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's David S. Hilzenrath:

By the time Congress passed the national health-care overhaul, anxiety about it was so widespread that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates issued a statement reassuring America's military families. The legislation, Gates said, "will not negatively impact the TRICARE medical insurance program" for members of the armed forces.
Indeed, partly to avoid such criticism, the legislation left Tricare untouched.
Now, some military families have a different complaint. They are discovering that a popular and highly publicized benefit of the legislation does not apply to them.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | May 25, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Health Care, Military  
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