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Topic: Veterans



While veterans often have significant healthcare needs, not all are eligible for services via the Veterans Administration. Uninsured veterans have a disproportionate amount and complexity of health issues.


Five Key Facts: Veterans and Medicaid Expansion

Not all veterans have access to health care via the VA, and uninsured veterans have a disproportionate amount and complexity of medical needs. This March 2013 fact sheet from the National Health Law Program describes how Medicaid expansion can improve veterans’ access to care.

This May 2012 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute presents the demographic characteristics of nonelderly veterans and their family members by insurance status as well as the number of uninsured veterans by state. (more…)