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Fragmented medical care contracting costs DOD $1b annually

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Lacking a streamlined way to hire private health care providers cost the Department of Defense more than $1 billion in 2011, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. Despite using "fixed-price contracts and competition" to try to keep health care prices low, the "largely fragmented" process cost $1.14 billion in 2011. The Pentagon employs more than 150,000 people with just...

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