From a reader: How is Tricare different in the Philippines? In other countries, when did you start having to identify the medical procedures you received from a provider then cost them to submit a claim. When did you start having to see a local quack doctor that hasn't been to CME for ten years? When did you start having to use a single hospital in an area that looks like a sewer. If you want to see what they have relegated us to go to Youtube and search for Tricare Philippines. Now tell me this is what you use in the states. There are multiple internationally accredited hospitals but not one of them are we allowed to use under their closed network. Why is that do you suppose?