Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Government Healthcare: Only 58 percent of Civilian Providers Accepted New TRICARE Patients

From Jacob Casey at NCPA:
TRICARE recipients often experience difficulty finding primary caregivers. Among the 82 percent of civilian providers aware of the program, the acceptance rate of new TRICARE patients is lower than for other types of public and private coverage:
  • A 2008 survey found that 96 percent of physicians accepted new commercially insured patients, 86 percent accepted new patients on Medicare, and 72 accepted new patients on Medicaid.  
  • By contrast, between 2008 and 2011, only 58 percent of civilian providers accepted new TRICARE patients. ...