Watchdog group calls for cuts to Defense health benefits
In a report Thursday, a nonprofit government watchdog group called for more than $586 billion in cuts to national security spending over 10 years, including a decrease in weapons systems and an overhaul of the Tricare health plan, according to a report on GovernmentExecutive.com
The nonprofit Project on Government Oversight and Taxpayers for Common Sense proposes in increase in Tricare fees for ex-servicemembers that would affect primarily former military personnel between the ages of 38 and 65 and would save $60 billion over 10 years, the GovExec.com article said, citing the report.
The organization's report also supported a 15 percent reduction in spending on service contractors at Defense and other national security-related agencies, including the Homeland Security and State departments, the article said.
Read more on the report by the Project on Government Oversight and Taxpayers for Common Sense by GovExec.com.