The Defense Department is concerned because it is anticipating over $50 billion dollars in expenditures for health care next year. That's 10% of the Pentagon's budget, and reflects an increase of 300% since 2001. Health care costs have been skyrocketing over the last decade and now, for the first time since 1995, military members may see their share of health care go up. The study suggests that any increases be graduated, and focused on retirees more so than active duty service members.
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