• Oct 15, 2018
  • 3:37 AM

General Health Care – Federal


Benefit Category: Federal

Apply For Your VA Health Benefits or Update Your Information

The fastest and easiest way to apply or update your information is online! First time enrolling for benefits or already enrolled? Submit or update your personal, insurance, and financial information here!

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act

On August 7, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146) (“Choice Act”). Technical revisions to the Choice Act were made on September 26, 2014, when the President signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-175).

VA’s goal continues to be to provide timely, high-quality healthcare for Veterans. Veterans and VA employees nationwide understand the need for reform, and VA is committed to putting these reforms into place.

On November 5th, 2014, VA announced the initial role out of the choice program, a provision of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (VACAA). Below are fact sheets on both the Choice, and VACAA in general, as well as an open-letter from Secretary McDonald.

Choice Program Fact Sheet | VACAA Progress Fact Sheet | Open Letter from Secretary McDonald

Returning OIF/OEF/OND Servicemembers

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) combat Veterans can receive cost free medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq (OIF)/Afghanistan (OEF) theater for five years after the date of their discharge or release.

Visit the VA website for more information: http://www.oefoif.va.gov/index.asp

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

If you are enrolled in VA health care, you meet the health care law coverage standards. If you’re not enrolled, Veterans and their family members can apply for enrollment at any time.

Need more information on how ACA affects you?

Enrolled Veterans: http://www.va.gov/health/aca/EnrolledVeterans.asp

Veterans Not Enrolled:  http://www.va.gov/health/aca/NonEnrolledVeterans.asp

Related Resource(s)

Social Media Guide for Veterans with Mesothelioma: http://www.cooneyconway.com/social-media-guide-veterans-mesothelioma

Health Care Benefits Overview

Veterans Health Benefits Guide

Mesothelioma Information & Resources for Veterans http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/veterans

VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry https://veteran.mobilehealth.va.gov/AHBurnPitRegistry/index.html#page/home

Veterans & Smoking: Ending the War on Veterans’ Health https://quitday.org/support/veterans-quit-smoking/