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( A nice man helped me get a TV out of my car at the local Salvation Army drop off station-and he happened to ask if I had a son in the service who was attended AMU -I have a sticker for AMU in my back window-and all sorts of USMC and USAF stuff on the bumpers.

well I had to tell him I was the student at AMU-he had just gotten out of the Navy after 20 plus years and had accessed the site to see what degrees they offered.I explained how they handle GI bill etc-right on line and explained my daughter was USAF and Rod was USMC Nam etc-

he had just had the shock of his life- he had just been over to the local VAMC and found he had to CO-pay for his meds under Tricare-

This bill could sure help many retirees. I gave him a hadit card and welcomed him to the world of veterans. He was already noticing how the lingo changes but the rigamorale continues after discharge.)

This is from Alamostations-ALLVETS email:

May 18, 2007

URGENT ! Pharmacy Mail Order Pilot Program without co-pays!!

Mail-Order Pharmacy Pilot Program without co-pays! Take Action!

“The TRICARE Mail-Order Pharmacy Pilot Program Act†(H.R. 2319), sponsored by Rep. Bilirakis (Fla.) would require the Defense Health Program (DHP) to test mail-order pharmacy program that provides the incentive of requiring no co-pays for prescriptions. The bill would establish a two-year pilot program starting in March 2008, for 2,000 or more beneficiaries who currently use only retail pharmacies to be offered no co-pays if they use the mail-order system to refill prescriptions for their maintenance medications. Participating beneficiaries would be shown the savings as compared to the previous year, and would be provided information on how to join the mail-order program to have the medications delivered to their home without co-pays.

FRA has supported the elimination of mail-order co-pays to boost use of this lowest cost option for beneficiaries to receive prescription medications. The elimination of all co-pays will help drive many more beneficiaries to this pharmacy benefit option that reduces cost for the beneficiary and TRICARE. FRA believes that the Defense Department has not sufficiently investigated other options such as incentives for prescription mail order, to make TRICARE more cost-efficient as alternatives to shifting costs to beneficiaries.

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whoope dam do :angry: 3$ copay big deal, if they want to do something do away with all the copays. $25 for therapy, 12 for office call, 30 for emergency and on and on and on. I was promised free medical if I stayed for 20 years? Where the heck is it? Dam sure aint at the VAMC! :)

Hey this is my 500th post :blink:

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