Military members, veterans missing out on key ObamaCare provision

November 12, 2013

One of the most touted benefits of President Obama’s health care overhaul law is the provision allows parents to keep their adult children on their health insurance until age 26.

However, Trace Gallagher reported on “The Kelly File” Monday, this benefit is not being extended to a significant group of Americans: members of the U.S. military.

TRICARE, the Department of Defense program that provides health coverage to active duty and retired military members and their families, only covers young adult dependents up until age 21, or age 23 if they are enrolled full-time in college.

TRICARE recipients can then purchase a plan for their young adult dependents, according to their website.

Air Force veteran Eddie Grooms said he was disappointed to learn he could not add his 21-year-old daughter to his insurance provided by the military, as he thought he had been promised under the health care overhaul.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Jrmags says:

    The point that most people miss and all Obama supporters ignore is that Obama made all Insurance companies include the provision mandating the age of 26 for children on health insurance, thus all employers buy insurance that cover children through age 26 … except the government … Obama as the Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces said no, our employees in the military don’t need that provision … what a hypocrite!

  • Old Highland Guy says:

    Can you believe that I still have family, friends and neighbors that still defend Obama and Obamacare? I do not understand where their head is. These people that I know are not the welfare type, they are not standing around looking for a hand out, they are working people, professionals, intelligent. I thought that only the lowest levels of our society would continue to trust in Obama but here it is, some of my own family…..I still cannot believe it. Can someone explain this painful anomaly? By the way, Obama hates our military as they are a threat to his reign of terror.

    1. modernminuteman says:

      I know what you mean. they most likely only watch tv news like msnbc and friends. you are so right about Obama hating the military and it shows with how many have died while he has been in office. 22 veterans commit suicide a day which is incredibly high.

  • dad666 says:

    Looks like Gomer Pyle struck again. Can yyou believe that this man lies like this and then can’t understand the backlash when he gets caught.

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