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Affordable Care Act has little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries

Posted October 25, 2013 by Defense Health Agency

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called “minimum essential coverage”)…

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Nellis AFB Airmen have options to improve fitness scores

Posted February 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young U.S Air Force Airmen run around the track located behind the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 5, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 300 Nellis Airmen failed the run portion of the Fitness Assessment in calendar year 2013. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Imagine…

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Motorcycle safety: Live to ride, dress to live

Posted May 23, 2014 by 99th Air Base Wing Safety Office

Tech. Sgt. Kevin Garces, 99th Air Base Wing executive assistant to the command chief, demonstrates the proper motorcycle safety gear for military members to wear while riding May 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Critical Days of Summer are approaching and motorcycle safety is an issue, when riding always wear long pants, long…

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TRICARE offers 24/7 nurse advice line

Posted July 11, 2014 by By Air Force Medical Service

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for an acute health problem, so having professional assistance at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. As of April 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental…

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Posted October 3, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:” Our sponsor is no longer on active duty. What do we need to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for our child who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?” A: There are two parts to your question.    1. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, your child needs to have a Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by…

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Posted February 20, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: My child is coming home this summer from college. Does he need to transfer his TRICARE Prime enrollment? A:  No.  Getting Care When Traveling During School Breaks You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especially if you use TRICARE Prime. If you need…

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Posted June 12, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What is the Nurse Advice Line? A: The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent healthcare questions 24/7. It helps you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home options…

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Military HIV/AIDS conference promotes awareness, prevention

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson

The 2012 International Military HIV/AIDS Conference concluded May 10, 2012, after four days of sharing insights into new ways to re-energize military HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

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57th Wing’s blood drive benefits community

Posted July 20, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

The 57th Wing and United Blood Services will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 19 and 20 at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

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Rider shares perspective on motorcycle safety

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Mic Williams

Motorcycle safety, like most things, is a state of mind....

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