You’ve probably heard a lot about the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, and its impact on health insurance and benefits in the past few months. However, as a veteran, you may be wondering exactly what the impact of the ACA is on you. A Dubuque veteran disability benefits attorney can explain to you that the ACA expands the ability of individuals to receive health care coverage in general and that the Act controls the cost of health care. It also requires that individuals be covered by a health plan. However, most veterans should know that the ACA does not affect Veterans Administration health benefits or the out-of-pocket costs for VA benefits.
Veterans Enrolled in VA Health Care
Veterans enrolled in VA health care do not have to worry about meeting the standards under the Affordable Care Act. You will not have to take any additional steps to comply with the requirements of the law.
However, if you are not currently enrolled in VA health care, you may want to consider enrolling as it may be the most affordable coverage for you. A Dubuque veteran disability benefits lawyer can help you determine if VA health care is best for you or whether you should consider another option.
Under the ACA, a “Marketplace” will be created where veterans and non-veterans can purchase health insurance. These health plans will meet the standards of the ACA and will vary in cost depending upon the type of coverage you need. The intent of the marketplace is that individuals will be able to find the best deals on affordable health care. A Dubuque veteran disability benefits lawyer can help you compare and shop for the ideal health plan for you.
Contact a Dubuque Veteran Disability Benefits Attorney
The Affordable Care Act is a very complex and wide-ranging law. To better help understand how the law affects you and your obligations, you may want to talk to an experienced veterans disability attorney.
You can schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case by calling Thad J. Murphy at 888-256-7413.