Changes to the TRICARE Prime military health insurance plan policy aimed to control medical costs will result in increased fees for beneficiaries who do not live near military hospitals.  Those affected will automatically be enrolled in TRICARE Standard, a plan with higher out-of-pocket expenses.  According to data from the Department of Defense (DoD), these changes will affect some 170,000 service members and their families, including 14,000 in North Carolina.

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