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Veterans and the Affordable Care Act

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What is the Affordable Care Act?
The Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ObamaCare, 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.

If you are enrolled in VA health care, you don't need to take additional steps to meet the health care law coverage standards. If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply at any time.

Family Members
VA offers health care benefits for certain family members of veterans through programs such as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Spina Bifida program. Your family members who are not enrolled in a VA health care program should use the Marketplace to get coverage.

More information about the Affordable Health Care Act can be found on the VA website or by calling MVAA to connect with a benefits counselor at 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838).