Tricare Hikes Along with Proposed Pay Freeze

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Registered: 10-22-2008
Tricare Hikes Along with Proposed Pay Freeze
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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 10:44am
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Registered: 11-08-2006
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:20pm

I agree with you, Jess.

Now is not the time to make life even harder for military families.

I could think of a lot of other things in the military budget that could be cut out before they start upping prices for healthcare and freezing pay.

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Registered: 11-09-2005
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:25pm
Like deploying units that have nowhere to go for 5 months out of their 12 month deployment? Or units that sit over there for 12 months and do nothing? They could save TONS of money by cutting out those kinds of deployments!




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Registered: 10-22-2008
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:31pm

I suggested to Brad the other day that if the military is spending way too much extra money, why don't they just suspend the Blue Angels/Thunderbirds/Golden Knights/etc type programs for a few years?

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:43pm
Yeah just think of all the money that is used for unnecessary things. I'd way rather have a cut in MWR over something that I need like health care.

Dh and I have talked about how important health care is for me in case I start having issues with my autoimmune disorder. It is nice to know that as long as he's in the military, I don't have to worry about paying a ton if I start to have problems. If we end up having to pay fees and copays and all of that junk, the benefit of staying in the military will go down even more for both of us.

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Registered: 10-22-2008
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:58pm

Yeah, we're in the same boat with this cleft issue with our baby.

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Registered: 07-07-2008

I couldn't agree more about the deployments. What about the guys they send over that could do their job from the states. I get that soldiers tend to feel better getting information from people that are actually over there, but sending hundreds of guys overseas when they could do the same job at home is stupid.

I really hope they don't mess with our health coverage. I can understand the basic pay because I've worked in places that didn't give a raise each year. It sucks, but it's doable. One of the major reasons DH is considering reenlistment is for the healthcare. If they are going to mess it up, it might just change his opinion on reenlistment.

As far as base schools go, I can understand them doing away with them being run by the DoD. My son's school is on post, but it is part of the local school district and the school district is responsible for the building, it's upkeep, and the teacher's pay.

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Registered: 08-25-2005

As long as they KEEP the schools on post here, I'm okay with whatever they do there. I will NOT send my kids to the attrocious crap they call schools here. NO FREAKING WAY. DH will be a geo bachelor and I'll go back to Atlanta.

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Registered: 07-07-2008

Are your schools run by the DoD or the local school district? If it's run by the DoD, how big of a difference is it from a normal school? All of the schools DS has been to have been run by local school districts. We've never been stationed where they have schools run by the DoD.

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 11:20pm
That's really scary. It sucks that they don't do something to improve those schools.

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