The Affordable Care Act and veterans – ctd.

I recently posted on this subject on the AcademyHealth blog. Days later, a paper by Jack Tsai and Robert Rosenheck on veterans and the ACA was published in the American Journal of public health.

Because one fifth of veterans had enrolled in VA coverage, it is worth noting that about 16% of them will also likely be eligible for the Medicaid expansion and all will also be eligible to participate in the health insurance exchanges. Although what proportion of VA service users will enroll in other health coverage plans is unknown, dual or multiple enrollment may have its benefits and problems. Although it may increase health care access and options for veterans, it may also lead to more fragmented, lower quality care. These are important issues for the VA to plan for and possibly preempt.

Just flagging in case you’re looking for further reading.


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