Bill would waive prescription copays for TRICARE during pandemic

Two Democratic representatives introduced a bill April 28 that would waive prescription copays for TRICARE beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hill reported. 

TRICARE is the military healthcare system managed by the U.S. Defense Department. 

Because military treatment facilities have seen more traffic, they've suspended access to retirees and other beneficiaries, forcing them to rely on mail-order prescriptions. 

Copays on mail order prescriptions could be an unexpected financial burden, Rep. Elaine Luria, DVa., told The Hill, which she said prompted her and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., to introduce the legislation. 

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