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Do the medical benefits I receive from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs count as medical insurance under the new health care law?

If you are enrolled in any Veterans Affairs (VA) programs, you do not have to adjust your insurance under the new health care law. All VA health care programs meet the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirements for health coverage, or "minimal essential coverage." Minimum essential coverage means that under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans need to provide services in 10 categories, called "essential health benefits." More information about these 10 essential health benefits can be found at www.CoveredCA.com/coverage-basics.

The health care law does not change your VA benefits or the costs you pay for your health care services (such as your copays and your coinsurance). You can continue to enjoy VA health care as you did before the health care law

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Veteran Services Benefits – FAQ In Page

Do the medical benefits I receive from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs count as medical insurance under the new health care law?