Anyone on here use TRICARE besides myself? Read below and call your senator. It's hard to believe McCain, a former POW, is doing this. Guess he buckled to the political pressure. But when you have lots and lots of money why should he care.
Oppose McCain TRICARE Fee Hike
The Senate is expected to finish action on the FY2012 Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867) this week.
One of the amendments to be considered soon is a proposal by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to significantly increase TRICARE Prime enrollment fees over time.
Previously, the full House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee approved language to specify the percentage increase in Prime fees can't exceed the retired pay COLA percentage in any year.
The McCain amendment would eliminate the COLA cap and let the Pentagon hike fees by some unspecified index of health cost growth (estimated by DoD at 6.5% per year).
Over time, the McCain amendment would increase fees by hundreds of dollars a year.
Time is short, and we need phone calls to fight this inappropriate fee hike.
Please use MOAA's toll-free Capitol Hill Hotline (1-866-272-6622) and ask the Capitol operator to put you through to your senators' offices (to identify your senators, go to http://capwiz.com/moaa/dbq/officials/ and click on your state).
Please give this short message to the staffer who answers the phone:
"I'm a constituent, and I want my senator to OPPOSE Sen. McCain's defense bill amendment #1230 that would impose further increases in military TRICARE fees."
If you get a busy signal, please try again in a few minutes.
At some point in your life you must look in the mirror and decide if you like what you see.