TRICARE is the military's health care system. TRICARE provides free or government subsidized dental and medical care to the following military personnel, depending on their status:
TRICARE has three basic plans:
Family members of individuals in the Reserve and Guard can use any of the three TRICARE plans when the Reserve or Guard member is called to active duty for more than 30 days.
Not all veterans and military retirees can obtain free medical care from the government. To receive medical care from the Veterans Administration, you must:
Up until recently, retired persons and their families were ineligible for TRICARE after the age of 65. But now there is a program called "TRICARE for Life." To be eligible, you must enroll in Medicare B. Under TRICARE for Life, you can see any authorized Medicare provider, and TRICARE will pick up any costs that Medicare doesn't cover.
Under TRICARE, you can receive medication through:
Sometimes it can be difficult to get health benefits you have been denied. An experienced administrative law attorney can help you get the benefits you deserve. An administrative lawyer can also represent you in administrative hearings and court.
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