Armed Forces News

Although the Temporary Reserve Health Care Program law promises better access to medical care from the time Reserve and Guard members are alerted for mobilization through 180 days after active service, the details are not yet in place. Barriers include a congressional spending cap and difficulties in modifying the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System in order to identify beneficiaries. Pending a break-through of the bureaucratic roadblocks, Tricare officials are advising potential beneficiaries to save all medical documents that might be useful when the program is operational.