Managing Editor's Note: This post is an excerpt from Angela Warner's blog Autism Salutes. She's a military wife who has taken on the challenge of fighting for services for children with autism whose parents are serving this nation. Are you listening Obama and McCain?
I love Eva. The kids love Eva. Angie who is Eva’s Medical Assistant is very efficient, full of kindness, and she is just plain great at what she does. After checking Isaac over and looking at a couple observations done recently by therapists in our home, Eva was filling out the EFMP paperwork for Isaac. At the end of our visit, Eva handed me an envelope, and I am still devastated. And still seeing red… red, red, RED!
The envelope… I told her that I “think I know what this is”… one of those surreal moments. She is letting us go because of TRICARE’s re-imbursement rates.
She is letting all of her 100 plus, TRICARE patients go. She is not renewing her TRICARE contract so she can keep her doors open. I am seeing RED all over again just thinking about it! Eva told me that TRICARE’s typical re-imbursement rate is ONE THIRD of what civilian insurance re-imbursement rates are… Nice… Priceless for TRICARE.
I did check this out, given my medical background and “prowess”. TRICARE’s re-imbursement rate is comparable to that of Medicare and Medicaid. Our military members and dependents receive care and services that is comparable to that which our elderly do if they are dependent upon Medicare. Our military members and their dependents also receive care and services which are comparable to that of welfare.
Read the full story from Angela HERE.