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Defense Bill To Contain Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 contains language that authorizes the federal government to provide taxpayer funding of abortions. The Act will allow the Department of Defense to conduct abortions at military hospitals, at taxpayer expense, if the patient is deemed to have been a victim of rape or incest. This is a departure from the policy of previous years, which prohibited taxpayer funding of abortion with federal dollars. DoD funding of abortions has been prohibited by law since 1996, except where necessary...

New TRICARE Dental Program Contract in 2012

The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) team awarded the dental plan contract to a different provider for 2012. The TMA's job is to review competitive bids and select the provider which will be the best value to the Government. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will start providing TRICARE services worldwide in February 2012. The TMA and Metropolitan Life are working together to smoothly transition the 1.9 million enrollees. Metropolitan Life has an extensive network of dentists, so most enrollees will not have to change providers....

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