TRICARE Woes, College $ Tracker, Birdie Goes By-By


Military Headline News


by Rick Rogers

Another week, another black-eye for a non-profit meant to serve veterans.
A Nashville woman pled guilty to bilking the Department of Veterans Affairs out of nearly $400,000 meant for homeless veterans.
Birdie Anderson ran the nonprofit Next Stage Inc., to house struggling veterans. Anderson pleaded guilty to pocketing the money instead.
There’s a new tool for veterans and dependents researching schools.
Financial information on universities is now just a click away. The College Scorecard website contains information on costs, student debt and loan default rates of institutions across the United States.
The U.S. Department of Education launched the site.
TRICARE is a health care program for the uniformed services including retirees and reservists.
Lately it’s more like try to find care for those enrolled.
Many doctors are refusing to accept TRICARE patients.  Their reasons run from never hearing of the program to poor reimbursement rates.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.


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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.