DoD Health Care: Funding Shortfalls in CHAMPUS, Fiscal Years 1985-91.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV
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The DOD medical care system consists of 1 direct care provided by the military services in over 500 military facilities and 2 CHAMPUS. The military services are required to provide needed medical care to active duty members, either through their facilities or through care purchased from civilian providers. To the extent that space, staff, and necessary resources are available, medical care may also be provided to nonactive duty beneficiaries dependents of active duty members, retired members, their dependents, and survivors of deceased members. These beneficiaries obtain care under CHAMPUS when it is not available from a military facility or when they do not live near a facility
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