Monday, May 20, 2013

VA & Obama Care

Jim Fausone
Veterans Disability Attorney

One of the upcoming problems for veterans is understanding how their VA health care and Obama Care fit together.  Since no one seems to understand how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  (Obama Care or PPACA) will work come January 2014, it seems a little bit of a stretch to think veterans can figure out how to coordinate these different federal health care programs.   Roughly 40 percent of the 22.3 million military veterans receive health care services from the VA.  Some veterans are eligible for both VA health care and Medicare, Medicaid or Tricare. About half of veterans have private insurance.  Approximately one in 10 veterans younger than 65 are uninsured.   About 4 in 10 uninsured veterans are covered by Medicare. How will all this work.  Again no one is exactly sure and how a veteran will get good advice is unclear.  The article below provides some insight.

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