The Affordable Care Act (ACA and also known as Obamacare) requires a set of minimum essential benefits for commercial health insurance. TRICARE provides most of these benefits such as cost-free screenings, vaccinations and counseling. TRICARE also allows children to remain on their parent's health insurance up to age 26 under the TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) program. The ACA did affect change in health care coverage for many Americans, but the legislation did not apply directly to TRICARE. For more information, visit the TRICARE website at www.tricare.mil.
For more on TRICARE, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.