VA Enrollment Meets ACA Requirements

Aug 16, 2013

Veterans who are already enrolled in VA healthcare have met the minimum requirements set forth under the Affordable Care Act.

Will Ackerman is Public Affairs Officer for the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa.

He says the VA recently launched a new website to let veterans know what the Affordable Care Act means for them. 

Ackerman also says the healthcare law does not change any VA health benefits or out-of-pocket costs veterans may have.

"Veterans getting healthcare through their business, or through Medicare, Medicaid or Tri-Care, can use those plans in conjunction with VA healthcare.  Now we can’t help them get into those other healthcare plans, but they can use what we call “co-managed care,” which is VA healthcare along with some of their other private health insurance.”

Ackerman says veterans may enroll for VA healthcare through the VA’s website