"The bottom line: Health care will account for 10% of the Pentagon budget by 2015.

Meanwhile, fees for some of the 9.5 million active and retired service members who participate in the program haven't risen since 1995.

Those eye-popping numbers have set alarm bells ringing, even inside the Pentagon.

"Health care costs are eating the Defense Department alive," Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said in May.
The Defense Department itself has been far from silent on the issue, and sent budgets to Capitol Hill in recent years that proposed higher co-pays, enrollment fees and deductibles for retired Tricare enrollees.

But those proposals have been shot down by lawmakers.

uh.. teabaggers? Any screaming?