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Tricare changes will improve access, defense health officials say

04 Mar, 2016 no comments Health , News
Tricare changes will improve access, defense health officials say

Defense health officials say they are making inroads in improving beneficiaries’ access to health care and services and proposed changes to military health care in the fiscal 2017 budget should enhance those efforts. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, and Defense Health Agency director Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono told Congress this week that the Defense Department must ensure the readiness of its military hospitals and clinics as "full-service platforms” to make sure medical personnel preserve their trauma, disease and non-battlefield-injury treatment capabilities. But at the same time, they added, the…

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