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dc.contributor.advisorHenderson, David R.
dc.contributor.advisorDixon, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorEngels, Colin
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:10:14Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:10:14Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43907
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe current fiscal environment for the Department of Defense (DOD) is constrained. TRICARE and the military health system are an area where DOD military leaders have expressed serious concern over the balance between rising costs and retention. Medicare and Medicaid face similar budgetary challenges as spending for both these federal programs continues to rise. The purpose of this research was to determine the similarities and differences in coverage provided between TRICARE, Medicare, and Medicaid, compare costs and provider payment rates, and analyze cost implications for the federal budget. This research project accomplished the following: 1) determined that TRICARE and Medicare exhibited almost identical provider payment rates across all three of the states compared in this study, 2) determined that Medicaid payment rates in California and Connecticut are higher than TRICARE while rates in Mississippi are lower, 3) determined that TRICARE exhibited lower per capita spending and lower spending growth rates than Medicare or Medicaid.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleMedicare & Medicaid vs. TRICARE: a benefits and cost comparisonen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorMedicareen_US
dc.subject.authorMedicaiden_US
dc.subject.authorTRICAREen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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