Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals may be subject to a tax penalty when they file their taxes if they or their dependents do not have minimum essential coverage. Because all VA health care programs meet this requirement, veterans who are enrolled in any of these programs will not be subject to the penalty. More information about the penalty can be found at https://www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/getting-covered/tax-penalty-details-and-exemptions/
Exemptions to the tax penalty are listed at
As a veteran you may have alternative affordable health insurance options available to you. You can apply at any time to see if you are eligible to start receiving VA health benefits for yourself or your family. To learn about the benefits you and your family could receive and how to sign up, use the VA Benefits Explorer available at https://explore.va.gov/.