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Tag Archives: TRICARE

Military Spouse of the Day: Haley Tuthill

Introducing Haley Tuthill, an Air Force spouse, stationed at Point Loma in San Diego, CA.  She is the wife to Jim and mom to Adeline (5), Evelyn (3), and Wesley … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Proposed Fees for ER Visits?

Babies cannot tell time. They don’t know that they aren’t supposed to get ear infections after hours, or during peak call times. They don’t know that their scary fever cannot … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adequate? At Best!

You have to hand it to Tricare. They tell you right up front what you’re entitled to as a military family member. The word “adequate” is frequently used to describe … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 9 Comments

Temporary Isolation: Moving “Home” for Deployment

This past summer we did something that thousands of other military families across the nation do every summer.  We moved.  This move was a little bit different.  This move was … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

Thank You

Around us everywhere, we see vulnerabilities. Our military families are hurting. We can’t see healthcare specialists or get access to care. We’re shuffled around, stressed to the max, and tired. … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Train Your (Future) Doctor

As special needs families, how many times haven’t we wished that our doctor, or our child’s doctor, could spend the afternoon with us? That they could see our realities and … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

400177519

400177519 Those nine numbers were the catalyst for a war against insurance. What started as a routine reauthorization for occupational therapy, turned into weeks of calls, denials, and errors on … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 3 Comments