Oh. I guess maybe it can.
TRICARE is the Department of Defense’s (DOD) health care system for active duty and retired uniformed service members and their families. TRICARE consists of four separate programs. Three of these programs—TRICARE Prime, a managed care option; TRICARE Extra, a preferred provider option; and TRICARE Standard, a fee for service option—cover active duty personnel, their dependents, and retirees under age 65.
According to the 2008 Tricare Stakeholder's Report:
More than 9 million Americans rely on us for their health care needs
9.2 Million active duty and retired uniformed service member and their families receive their healthcare from the federal government. My family and I receive free healthcare from the federal government. 9 million citizen already receive their healthcare from the federal government. I provide healthcare for the federal government. I'm an active duty obstetrician/gynecologist in a major medical facility on the East Coast. I'd like to share a couple of observations regarding the current single payer healthcare system that I work in and for which my family receives its care.