ONE MILLION VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WILL LOSE HEALTH CARE IF AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS REPEALED
On this Memorial Day, we should be remembering those who served our country, not taking away their health care.
About 10 percent of U.S. veterans under the age of 65 lack health insurance and are not being cared for by the Department of Veterans Affairs, either, according to a study
published on Thursday.
The study estimated that 1.3 million veterans and nearly 950,000 members of their families lack health insurance.
But the 2010 health reform law will help nearly half of these veterans get health care the researchers wrote.
“This is the first published report to provide estimates of uninsurance among nonelderly veterans and their families both nationally and at the state level and to assess the potential for the Affordable Care Act to reduce their uninsurance rates,” wrote the Urban Institute's Jennifer Haley and Genevieve Kenney, who used Census data on 129,000 veterans for their study.