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Refugee Executive Order

The “seven countries” targeted by President Trump’s 27 January 2017 executive order pertaining to immigration were not mentioned by name and instead originated with “countr[ies] or area[s] of concern” first identified in the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (expanded to all seven countries “of concern” in February 2016).

President Trump’s 27 January 2017 executive order mentioned only Syria by name; the six other countries associated with it were ones that had been identified by DHS as “of concern” as early as December 2015.

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Cost Shares for Retired Service Members, Their Families and All Others

Network: 20% of negotiated feeThe discounted rate network providers agree to accept for covered services. Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge
Ambulatory Surgery (Same Day) 

Network: 20% of negotiated fee 

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge
Clinical Preventive Services 

$0 for the following services:
Cancer screenings* (colorectal, breast, cervical, prostate)

Immunizations*

Well-child care for children under age 6 (birth through age 5)

*This includes the office visit for beneficiaries age 6 and older when a covered cancer screening or immunization is provided during the visit.
For all other preventive services:
Network: 20% of negotiated fee

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge

DME, Prosthetic Devices, Medical Supplies 

Network: 20% of negotiated fee 

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge
Emergency Services 

Network: 20% of negotiated fee 

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge
Home Health Care $0

Hospice Care $0

Hospitalization (Inpatient Care) 

Network: $250 per day or 25% for institutional services, whichever is less, plus 20% for separately billed professional charges
Non-Network: $848 per day or 25% for institutional services, whichever is less, plus 25% for separately billed professional charges
Immunizations $0

Laboratory and X-ray 

Labs ordered during a preventive service visit: $0
For all other lab and x-ray services:
Network: 20% of negotiated fee

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge

Maternity (office visits and hospitalization for delivery planned in a hospital in an inpatient setting) 

Network: $250 per day or 25% for institutional services, whichever is less, plus 20% for separately billed professional charges
Non-Network: $848 per day or 25% for institutional services, whichever is less, plus 25% for separately billed professional charges
Note: This is one global fee for all of the maternity care and delivery.
Maternity (office visits for delivery planning in a TRICARE-authorized birthing center) 

Network: 20% of negotiated fee 

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge
Maternity (office visits for delivery planned at home or other setting) 

Network: 20% of negotiated fee 

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge
Mental Health (Inpatient) 

In-Network: 20% of the total charge, plus 20% for separately billed services
Non-Network:
High-volume Hospitals: 25% hospital specific per diem, plus 25% for separately billed services

Low-volume Hospitals: $235 per day or 25% of the billed charges, whichever is less, plus 25% for separately billed services

Residential Treatment Center: 25% of the allowed amount

Mental Health (Partial Hospitalization) Network: 20% of negotiated fee 

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge

Mental Health (Outpatient)
Network: 20% of negotiated fee 

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge
Newborn Care 

Network: The lower of the number of hospital days minus 3 multiplied by $250 or 25% of the negotiated rate for institutional services, plus 20% for separately billed professional charges
Non-Network: The lower of the number of hospital days minus 3 multiplied by $848 or 25% of billed charges for institutional services, plus 25% for separately billed professional charges.
Outpatient Visit 

Network: 20% of negotiated fee 

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge
Skilled Nursing (Inpatient) 

Network: $250 per day or 25% for institutional services, whichever is less, plus 20% for separately billed professional charges
Non-Network: 25% for institutional services, plus 25% cost share for separately billed professional charges
Only available in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
Urgent Care
Network: 20% of negotiated fee 

Non-Network: 25% of allowable charge

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Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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The Armor of God

Ephesians 6: 10-18

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

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Instructions on Worship

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 

1 Timothy 2:1-6