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Group plans suit to restore veteran's benefits

...supplemental insurance they now must purchase, make medical care more expensive than it was under CHAMPUS, the insurance-based plan replaced by Tricare. In the upcoming lawsuit, the retirees will liken free medical care to civil service retirement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/11/19/met_200734.shtml
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Hospitals get bonus for HMOs

...pick a primary-care manager and pay higher co-payments for doctor and hospital visits, or opt for a costlier insurance-based plan that lets them see any doctor. But only those enrolled in the HMO are assured treatment at military facilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/19/met_214881.shtml
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Tricare receives mixed reviews

...a health maintenance organization. Tricare Extra is a preferred provider network of doctors and CHAMPUS is an insurance-based plan. Enrollment fees and deductibles are computed for an individual military retiree, not families. Medicare premiums...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/09/09/met_199484.shtml
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