Gates defends health-care fee increase for retirees
from The Washington Post
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates defended his plan to increase by $5 a month the fee retired working-age military personnel pay for family health-care coverage, after a member of Congress called it a "breach of trust." Appearing before the House Armed Services Committee, Gates described it as "a modest increase" in the enrollment fee to TRICARE, the Pentagon's health-care plan. While the family rate would go up $5 a month, the cost for a single working-age retiree would rise $2.50.
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