C. - posted on 12/20/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )
Ok, so before we left for Hawaii, I had to fix mine and my son's Tricare (apparently they don't understand how to take me off of my (late) Dad's coverage and onto my husband's coverage.. They kept putting me w/ my married name under my dad and me w/ my maiden name under my husband..)
Anyway, we did that before we left for Hawaii, about 2 months before to be exact. When we got to Hawaii, we didn't have to do anything at all for my son to see a doctor. Now that we are back home while my husband is away and my son needs to see a doctor for his 18 month checkup, they are making us go all the way down to the base to fix our Tricare when it should have been fixed more than a year ago????? To make things worse, I am at the mercy of someone else when it comes to transportation. I don't have my license (thought I AM working on it!!!) and I do not have a car (which wouldn't really be a problem b/c I know someone I could borrow from when I DO get my license). But b/c of me still not having my license, I cannot just drive down to the base whenever I want or need to.
Does anyone else think this is ridiculous?? Having NOT had to do anything regarding Tricare when we were in Hawaii, I really don't see what the big deal is now that I'm back home! OH, and my son has really bad eczema and nothing seems to be working, so he REALLY needs to see the doctor.. But I still have to "get it fixed"? Has anyone else had to go through this?? Am I the only one that thinks it's unnecessary??