AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
The annual open-enrollment season for the federal health insurance exchange (HealthCare.gov) ended on December 15. Some state exchanges are still open for enrollment.
Government Shutdown: Some Allotment Payments Affected
The partial government shutdown affects allotments used by some TRICARE patients to pay enrollment fees and dental premiums. TRICARE is not able to process payments made through the U.S. Coast Guard pay center. However, patients will not be disenrolled for nonpayment, and TRICARE will continue to process claims during the shutdown. Beneficiaries do not need to take action at this time. For details, see Government Shutdown: Some Allotment Payments Affected (TRICARE Benefits Update, 1/14/19).
Health and Mental Health Needs of Children in US Military Families
(Pediatrics, January 2019, American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report)