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TRICARE - Health Care for Service Members and Others

TRICARE - Health Care for Service Members and Others

Overview: Which Government Programs Provide Healthcare to Active Duty Military, Retirees and Veterans? TRICARE provides health coverage for active duty and retired service members, their families, and survivors. TRICARE is run by the Department of Defense (DoD). CHAMPVA is a VA health program. These two programs are often confused.  This confusion is made worse by the fact that TRICARE used to be called CHAMPUS.   In some cases veterans may look to be eligible for bo more...

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Medical services for service members and their families

WarriorCare.mil is a Department of Defense web portal related to medical support for service members and their families. It includes links to medical care offered by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force. It also links to the Wounded Warrior Resource Center, which provides 24/7 assistance to military members and their families during the recovery period. more...

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The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

This detailed 600 page Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide was originally developed by Veterans for America and is now made available free of charge by the National Veterans Legal Services Program on their website. It was published in 2009 so more recent changes will not be included. The Guide provides detailed information about all the VA benefit programs, including: service connected compensa more...

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TRICARE HELP

This Military Times blog is routinely updated with posts that answer specific TRICARE questions. more...

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TRICARE Medical Benefit Overview

TRICARE is the health care program serving active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families, survivors and certain former spouses worldwide.  more...

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