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Popular benefit of health-care law excludes military families
Washington Post

By the time Congress passed the national health-care overhaul, anxiety about it was so widespread that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates issued a statement reassuring military families. The legislation, Gates said, “will not negatively impact the TRICARE medical insurance program” for members of the armed forces.

Indeed, partly to avoid such criticism, the legislation left Tricare untouched.

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