With the federal deficit expected to top $984 billion this year, the Congressional Budget Office in December published a list of options for reducing the imbalance over the next 10 years, including three suggestions on Tricare and six that address veterans benefits. These include raising Tricare enrollment fees for military retirees, instituting enrollment fees for Tricare for Life and reducing veterans benefits. CBO analysts say their options only "reflect a range of possibilities" and are not recommendations or a ranking of priorities. Read more in this Military.com story.
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