Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services


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TRICARE

(trī'kār)
Health insurance coverage provided by the U.S. Department of Defense for military personnel and their dependents when governmental medical facilities are not available: covers active or retired members of all branches of the military service plus the Public Health Service, NOAA, and dependents of military personnel killed on active duty. Formerly known as CHAMPUS/CHAMPVA (q.v.).

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services

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CHAMPUS

The former name of the health care insurer for active members of the military, their dependents, and for military retirees now known as TRICARE. See: TRICARE
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