MilitaryHeadlineNews: Planned TRICARE Hikes, $750M Food Fight

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Military Headline News – Rick Rogers

 
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One expensive food fight
The Pentagon has recouped nearly $300 million in alleged overpayments to a Swiss company that feeds U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

But Congress wants more. It wants Supreme Foodservice to refund more than $750 million.
Supreme is appealing the demand.
Military dependents and retirees face sharp jump in medical costs
Defense officials plan to charge higher co-pays for medicines starting this fall.
The price hikes would nearly double the price for some prescriptions starting Oct. 1. Co-pays would then rise every year through at least 2017.
A soldier charged with murdering five comrades in Iraq has reportedly struck a plea deal sparing him from a possible death penalty
Sgt. John Russell is accused of going on a shooting rampage in 2009.
Despite being labeled a threat to world security, Iran pledged its commitment to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to cooperating with a U.N. watchdog agency
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.
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