30 Jul '15, 8pm

DoD: Military health system running out of money

DoD: Military health system running out of money

A medical team performs a procedure at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., on July 1. Defense Department officials want to shift funds to the military medical system, which they say doesn't have enough to finish out the fiscal year. (Photo: Eve Meinhard/Army) 1578 CONNECT 19 TWEET LINKEDIN 8 COMMENT EMAIL MORE The military health system is running out of money for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30 and may face a crisis if Congress does not immediately authorize an additional $900 million, according to defense officials. The Pentagon's top health care administrators sent a letter to Congress on July 16 urging lawmakers to approve the request or, they wrote, "For the first time in several years ... we will run the real risk of exhausting funds needed to pay private-sector care costs in late July." Halting payments to civilian doctors "could also have negative spil...

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