Tricare fee for Active Duty Service Members
As of a FY 2010 report to congress, Tricare had 9.5 million beneficiaries. If a fee was assessed of merely $20/year per beneficiary, then this would significantly help offset the cost of the program, as well as covering specialty services for Soldiers who may have family members enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program that will require a higher level of care and sometimes expenses. While the amount of dependents does vary from each Service Member, it would be a good faith and a small token from the Service Member to pay for the year for quality healthcare. for Active Duty Members. I realize the fees for Retired Service Members are still quite low and that could also be raised by a small percentage to further offset the costs.