Defense Secretary Robert Gates is likely to face an uphill battle as he pushes his proposed increase of some of TRICARE’s premiums. Just like in past years, he’ll have to convince skeptical members of congress; something he hasn’t pulled off yet. And, groups that represent military retirees are gearing up for another fight. Defense Reporter Jared Serbu explores the issue with the groups that will be most impacted. Read the full story.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.