||Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
||Internet Resource, Computer File
|All Authors / Contributors:
United States. Government Accountability Office.
||Title from title caption (viewed Dec. 31, 2012).
||1 online resource (ii, 59 pages) : color illustrations
||Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.
||Additional analysis of costs and benefits of potential governance structures Is needed
Over the past decade, the cost of the MHS has grown substantially and is projected to reach nearly $95 billion by 2030 according to the Congressional Budget Office. As health care costs consume an increasingly large portion of the defense budget, current DOD leadership and Congress have recognized the need to better control these costs. Section 716 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 required DOD to submit a report analyzing potential MHS governance options under consideration, and also required GAO to submit an analysis of these options. In response to this mandate, GAO determined the extent to which DOD's assessment provides complete information on cost implications and the strengths and weaknesses of potential MHS governance options. To conduct this review, GAO analyzed DOD's governance report along with supporting documents, and interviewed Task Force members.