To amend title 10, United States Code, to limit increases in the certain costs of health care services under the health care programs of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Military Health Care Protection Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. SENSE OF CONGRESS.
(a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that-- (1) career members of the uniformed services and their families endure unique and extraordinary demands and make extraordinary sacrifices over the course of a 20-year to 30- year career in protecting freedom for all Americans; and (2) those decades of sacrifice constitute a significant pre-paid premium for health care during a career member's retirement that is over and above what the member pays with money.
SEC. 3. LIMITATIONS ON CERTAIN INCREASES IN HEALTH CARE COSTS FOR UNIFORMED SERVICES BENEFICIARIES.
(a) Pharmacy Benefits Program.--Section 1074g(a)(6) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: ``(C) The amount of any cost sharing requirements under this paragraph may not be increased in any year by a percentage that exceeds the percentage by which retired pay is increased under section 1401a(b)(2) of this title. Increases shall be made only in whole dollar amounts. To the extent that the percentage increase under such section 1401a(b)(2) in any year would yield an increase of...