Veterans, Affordable Care Act and You!
Veterans receiving health care from the Department of Veterans
Affairs will see no change in their benefits or out-of-pocket costs
when portions of the Affordable Care Act take effect next year.
“VA will continue to provide Veterans with high quality,
comprehensive health care and other benefits they have earned
through their service,” said Dr. Robert Petzel, VA’s chief physician
and under secretary for health.
There are more than 1.3 million Veterans and more than 950,000
spouses and children of Veterans without health insurance. Most
uninsured Veterans are eligible for VA health care. For those who
are not eligible for VA care – such as Veterans’ family members –
the law created a new Health Insurance Marketplace.
In 2014, the Marketplace will be a new way to shop for and purchase
private health insurance. People who purchase insurance through the
Marketplace may be able to lower the costs of health insurance coverage
by paying lower monthly premiums. For more information,
For information about VA health care and the Affordable Care Act, VA
encourages Veterans and family members to visit the new website at
http://www.va.gov/health/aca/, or call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. or Saturdays from ! 11a.m. to 3
p.m., Eastern time. The new website includes a Health Benefits Explorer,
where Veterans can learn about the benefits they can receive if they enroll
in VA care.
Veterans Shop the Marketplace for Healthcare. Click Here