Study: Tricare Not Widely Accepted By Physicians

USA Today: Civilian Doctors Wary Of Accepting Military's Tricare
An estimated 620,000 Pentagon health care recipients -- a group that includes military retirees, National Guard members and reservists and the children of some active-duty troops -- struggle to find private doctors who will accept them as patients, according to a new government study. Many doctors reported that they turn away these patients because they are unfamiliar with the Pentagon health care program known as Tricare. Others say they did not like how little they are compensated or how long it takes Tricare to reimburse them (Zoroya, 4/3).

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