Prescription costs could be headed higher for those enrolled in the Pentagon’s TRICARE system.
John Coster, the senior vice president of government affairs at the National Community Pharmacists Association, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the various ways TRICARE recipients are facing prescription-cost hikes.
The cost changes boil down to a proposed “mega-merger” of two pharmacy benefit managers: Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.
That proposed merger has drawn concern from some lawmakers, who worried about a loss of competition if the merger goes through.
NCPA has also asked the Pentagon for more transparency in the TRICARE program, including when setting maximum allowable costs.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.