We thought our members might enjoy reading how those in the states feel about their benefit and how the word “adequate” is used while “high-quality medical care” is used by DHA for our limited benefit when they know it is not even “adequate” due to a lack of quality checks on the providers. You maybe interested in our comment at the end of the article as well.
You have to hand it to Tricare. They tell you right up front what you’re entitled to as a military family member. The word “adequate” is frequently used to describe our healthcare benefit: “adequate” access to services and “adequate” care to “adequately” meet the family’s needs, just to give a few examples. “Adequate” can be defined as “barely suitable or sufficient” – certainly nothing like the healthcare benefit I imagined.
I haven’t always been so passionate about the healthcare of my family. I haven’t always been concerned about laboratory test coverage, prescription co-pays or compounding, or access to mental healthcare providers. Seven years ago that all changed when we adopted our sons. Our sons, we would discover, would have chronic medical and mental health needs which would need constant monitoring, working with therapists, and necessitating pharmacological assistance. It was then I learned exactly…
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