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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,

visit www.healthcare.gov.

 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  


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