Protests delay provider transition

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Transition to new managed-care support contractors for 6 million TRICARE beneficiaries across 30 states has been halted while the Government Accountability Office reviews protests filed by losing bidders. TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced last month that Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., won the contract competition and would be [...]

Remains of lost airman found, buried

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Julia Carvutto, a 90-year-old retired school teacher in Norwalk, Conn., received a phone call from a friend 16 months ago asking if a soldier mentioned in the local newspaper that morning was Julia’s brother, Mart. “What are you talking about,” Carvutto recalled asking her. “She said, ‘They found his remains.’ [...]

Sept. 25 Obituaries

Florence Sherman Services: 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Westminister Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Florence Preston Sherman, 96, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 7, 1909, to Melbourne and Louise Wooding Preston in New Haven, Conn. She married Frank W. Sherman Jr. on Sept. [...]