Soldiers Trapped in Military Health System

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:10am

The New York Times has a lengthy report on the military medical system, where it finds that “the nation’s 1.3 million active-duty service members are in a special bind, virtually powerless to hold accountable the health care system that treats them.”  

“They are captives of the military medical system, unable, without specific approval, to get care elsewhere if they fear theirs is substandard or dangerous. Yet if they are harmed or die, they or their survivors have no legal right to challenge their care, and seek answers, by filing malpractice suits.”