PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 106 STAT. 2441 risk-sharing contracts with eligible organizations described in section 1876(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395mm(b)) to furnish health care services to persons entitled to health care in a facility of a uniformed service under section 1074(b) or 1076(b) of title 10, United States Code. (b) PLAN. — If the Secretary of Defense determines as a result of the study required by subsection (a) that entry into risk-sharing contracts is feasible and advisable, the Secretary shall develop a plan for the entry into such contracts in accordance with the Secretary's determinations under the study. (c) IMPORT.— The Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report describing the results of the study and containing any plan developed under subsection (b) to enter into risk-sharing contracts. SEC. 726. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING HEALTH CARE POLICY FOR THE UNIFORMED SERVICES. It is the sense of Congress that— (1) members and former members of the uniformed services, and their dependents and survivors, should have access to health care under the health care delivery system of the imiformed services regardless of the age or health care status of the person seeking the health care; (2) such health care delivery system should include a comprehensive managed care plan; (3) the comprehensive managed care plan should involve medical personnel of the uniformed services (including reserve component personnel), civilian health care professionals of the executive agency of such uniformed services, medical treatment facilities of the uniformed services, contract health care personnel, and the medicare system; (4) the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Transportation should continue to provide active duty personnel of the uniformed services with free care in medical treatment facilities of the imiformed services and to provide the other personnel referred to in paragraph (1) with health care at reasonable cost to the recipients of the care; and (5) the Secretaries referred to in paragraph (4) should examine additional health care options for the personnel referred to in paragraph (1) including, in the case of persons eligible for medicare under title XVIII of the Social Security Act, options providing for— (A) the reimbursement of the Department of Defense by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for health care services provided such personnel at medical treatment facilities of the Department of Defense; and (B) the sharing of the payment of the costs of contract health care by the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services, with one such department being the primary payer of such costs and the other such department being the secondary payer of such costs.
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