Office of U.S. Rep. Greg Walden

House and Senate Leaders Include Bipartisan Plan on TRICARE Prime in Defense Bill – Passage into Law Expected by End of the Year

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Language based on Walden-Bonamici-Amodei legislation will require Pentagon to detail and address TRICARE Prime changes

December 19, 2012 -- U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today announced that he secured language requiring the Pentagon to detail and address upcoming changes to TRICARE Prime in this year’s defense authorization bill. The plan is based off legislation he, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) introduced earlier this month. It requires the Pentagon to assess the increased cost and overall impact that TRICARE changes will have on military retirees and their families, and, within 90 days, inform Congress of its plan to provide them with a smooth transition.

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