The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an awareness campaign and a new website to let American veterans know what the Affordable Care Act will mean for them and their families. If you are a veteran currently receiving healthcare from the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will see no change in your benefits or out-of-pocket costs when portions of the Affordable Care Act take effect next year. If all American veterans are able to receive ample health care, their health and general quality of life will naturally improve.
Mortageinvestors.com encourages you to visitwww.va.gov/healthbenefits/enroll or call 1-877-222-VETS (8387) to apply. Have more questions? Full details regarding eligibility are available atwww.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book
Here are a few great benefits to the VA healthcare system:
● No enrollment fee
● No monthly premiums
● No deductibles
● Few out-of-pocket costs (select individuals may need to make co payments for prescriptions, for instance)
● Apply at any point if not already enrolled
● No additional steps need be taken in order to meet health care law coverage standards
The VA promises to provide our country’s veterans with a high quality level of health care. The Affordable Care Act was created to expand access to coverage, reduce rising healthcare costs, and improve the quality and coordination of health care quality. This act creates new opportunities for coverage for uninsured veterans and their families.
Currently, there are million of veterans, as well as their spouses and children, who do not have health insurance. This is especially alarming considering most uninsured veterans are eligible for VA health care, so they have little reason to not be insured. For those who are not directly eligible for VA care, such as family members of those who have served, the law created a new Health Insurance Marketplace. Beginning in 2014, this marketplace will become an innovative new way to shop for and purchase private health insurance. By using this method, you may be able to lower the costs of health insurance coverage by paying lower monthly premiums. For more information on the marketplace, visitwww.healthcare.gov.
Mortgageinvestors.com encourages veterans and their families to visit the new VA website atwww.va.gov/aca or call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m./Saturdays from 11a.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Time. The new website includes a Health Benefits Explorer, where Veterans have the option to learn about the benefits they can receive if they enroll in VA care.