Monday, May 7, 2012

TriCare Protest

Late last month TriWest protested the Department of Defense's (DoD) decision to award the TRICARE West Region Contract to UnitedHealthcare.
This protest is currently being reviewed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  During this time, a new website——has been created by TriWest to give beneficiaries a voice and allow them to express their thoughts on the DoD’s decision. 

 Included in this website are easy links to write and submit electronic letters to members of Congress, ways for to share information and a form to subscribe to email updates. For more information, please go to:

UPDATE #4:  TriCare announces decision not to appeal.

UPDATE #3:  TriCare loses protest.

UPDATE #2:  Within the next week or two, the Department could make a decision about whether TriWest Healthcare Alliance will continue providing access to quality health care in the West Region.  By using this link, you can send an email directly to Secretary Panetta.

UPDATE #1:  The GAO is expected to issue their decision on TriWest's appeal by July 5, 2012.

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