TRICARE Program Lets Military Down

Broken promises—not unpatriotic physicians—are at fault

Brian P. Wicks, MD

When I read the article “Accepting TRICARE Shows Support for Military” (AAOS Now, October 2013), I was bothered by the insinuation that an orthopaedic surgeon who does not participate in the TRICARE program is not supportive of the U.S. military. What the article failed to cover is the egregious job that the U.S. Congress has done in providing for those who defend our country.

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