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The Question: Will the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE health benefits for retired military personnel?
Dan Mathews retired from the Marines in 2000. He served three tours of duties in Vietnam, where a bunker strike caused him to have periodic seizures.
It’s a condition he still struggles with – the wrong medicine put him into a three-day seizure awhile back – so consistency in his medical care is really important to him.
“I have a doctor I trust at Kaiser and I don’t want the Affordable Care Act to interfere with anything that’s going on right now,” Mathews said.