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Defense Primer: Military Health System : Congressional Research Service (CRS) , November 18, , 2022

November 18, 2022

Congressional Research Service (CRS)

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From the report: "The Department of Defense (DOD) administers a statutory health entitlement (under Chapter 55 of Title 10, U.S. Code) through the Military Health System (MHS). The MHS offers health care benefits and services through its TRICARE program to approximately 9.62 million beneficiaries composed of servicemembers, military retirees, and family members. Health care services are available through DOD-operated hospitals and clinics, referred to collectively as military treatment facilities (MTFs), or through civilian health care providers participating in the TRICARE program."



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