How does the Affordable Care Act Affect Veterans?

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The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to coverage, control health care costs and improve health care quality and care coordination.

The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.

What do Military Veterans need to know

about the HealthCare Marketplace? 

If you're enrolled in TRICARE or the Veterans health care program or CHAMPVA , you're considered covered under the health care law.

If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply at any time.

How will the ACA affect your family members?    Veterans’ family members who already receive health care coverage — through their employers, TRICARE or certain VA programs — do not need to take additional steps to meet the health care law coverage standards. Veterans’ family members who do not have coverage that meets the health care law’s standard should consider their options through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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