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Military families get their medical benefits through a government-run program called TRICARE. TRICARE refused FOX 5’s request for an on-camera interview, but says its coverage is competitive with other commercial insurance providers. 

Karen Driscoll says TRICARE isn’t telling the truth. She says she and her husband paid for their son’s treatment by emptying out their savings, mortgaging their house and finally borrowing money from their parents. 

“My husband is a colonel in the Marine Corps,” Driscoll says. “If this is hard for us, if this is breaking our bank, I am very concerned for our younger Marines and our enlisted personnel.”

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