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Defense Health Program: FY 2024 President's Budget : Department of Defense , March , 2023

March 2023

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From the report: "The Defense Health Program (DHP) Operation and Maintenance (O&M) appropriation funding provides for worldwide medical and dental services to active forces and other eligible beneficiaries, occupational and industrial health care, and specialized services for the training of medical personnel. The MHS provides care in government owned and operated medical treatment facilities focused on sustaining readiness of the medical force and the medical readiness of deployable forces. Additionally, the MHS purchases more than 65 percent of the total care provided for beneficiaries through tailored contracts, such as Managed Care Support Contracts responsible for the administration of the TRICARE benefit. The DoD Medicare Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund (MERHCF) is an accrual fund to pay for DoD’s share of applicable Direct Care and Private Sector Care operation and maintenance health care costs for Medicare-eligible retirees, retiree family members and survivors."



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