He'll just cut the health benefits for active and retired troops, while maintaining them for unionized civilian DoD employees.
Military personnel would see their annual Tricare premiums increase anywhere from 30 - 78 percent in the first year, followed by sharply increased premiums "ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent—more than 3 times current levels."
"According to congressional assessments, a retired Army colonel with a family currently paying $460 a year for health care will pay $2,048," Gertz wrote.
Active duty military personnel would also see an increased cost for pharmaceuticals, and the incentive to use less expensive generic drugs would be gone.See? Markell over five years has (a) never proposed a raise for state employees; (b) has trimmed their health care and retirement benefits; and (c) has done so while maintaining tens of millions per annum in welfare for multi-billion-dollar corporations.
No wonder he thinks that Obama might want him in his cabinet.