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New TRICARE Option Won't Come Cheap

A new TRICARE option due sometime this spring would expand dependent care from ending at age 21 to up to age 26. But the coverage could come at a steep price -- unofficial estimates have ranged from $1400 to $2400 a year, or about $116 to $200 a month, according to this story.

The optional “TRICARE Young Adult” premium would give 20-something active duty dependents the same coverage through TRICARE that civilian adult dependents gained through the national health care bills passed last year. The difference, Tom Philpott writes, is that it’s going to cost military families a lot more than our civilian counterparts.

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