Texas Federal Health Care Spending for
Military Personnel, Family and Retirees
Federal Fiscal 1998
No. of Recipients
|Bell||Darnall ACH-Ft. Hood||119,112||$51,500,617|
|Bexar||Brooke AMC-Ft. Sam Houston||83,201||$35,973,730|
|Bexar||59th Med Wing-Lackland||71,566||$30,943,089|
|El Paso||William Beaumont AMC-Ft. Bliss||51,296||$22,178,921|
|Jones-Taylor||7th Med Grp-Dyess||16,795||$7,261,677|
|Nueces||NH Corpus Christi||24,226||$10,474,629|
|Val Verde||47th Med Grp-Laughlin|
|Wichita||82nd Med Grp-Sheppard||20,634||$8,921,551|
|Noncatchment Eastern Texas**||128,102||$55,387,636|
|Noncatchment Western Texas**||208||$89,933|
|Average Amount Spent per Recipient||$ 432.37|
|Total Amount Spent in Texas *||$222,731,782|
* Federal officials calculated the cost of military health care spending in Texas by multiplying the average amount spent per recipient by the total number of recipients in Texas.
** No county can be assigned a county to the noncatchment areas because these are generally retirees who will go to the medical center in their area. Western Texas is that area of Texas closer to El Paso and everything else is Eastern Texas.
Abbreviation: ACH=Army Community Hospital, NH=Naval Hospital, Med WG=Medical Wing, AMC=Army Medical Center, MED GRP=Medical Group
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense, Health Budget Office.