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Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« on: March 24, 2014, 03:19:04 PM »
http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-administration-urges-veterans-to-sign-up-for-obamacare/article/2546186?custom_click=rss

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The Obama administration is encouraging military veterans to sign up for Obamacare as it pulls out all the stops to maximize enrollment ahead of the March 31 deadline.

The Department of Veterans Affairs sent veterans and other Americans in its database a seven-page color brochure titled “The Affordable Care Act: For Veterans Who Need Health Care Coverage,” with a letter dated March 7 that appears addressed to individuals who don't use VA health insurance. The packet urges them to enroll in either VA coverage or Obamacare to ensure that they meet the federal mandate to carry health insurance or pay a fine.

A VA spokesman told the Washington Examiner that the department estimates that up to 1.3 million veterans are uninsured, about 1 million of whom are eligible for VA health care. The spokesman did not dispute that the VA also is seeking to encourage uninsured veterans to consider Obamacare as a health insurance option. The VA is collaborating with other departments on the implementation of Obamacare, the spokesman said.


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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 03:22:30 PM »
What part of Tricare does Obama not get? Or did he sign a EO today gutting them of this?
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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 03:52:19 PM »
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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 04:22:25 PM »
What part of Tricare does Obama not get? Or did he sign a EO today gutting them of this?

Maybe that's why he's trying to cut military benefits - to force vets onto Obamacare

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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 04:57:33 PM »
Maybe that's why he's trying to cut military benefits - to force vets onto Obamacare

Bingo.....but not all vets qualify for TRICARE

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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2014, 05:37:14 PM »
Has Obama signed up for Obamacare yet? 
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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2014, 06:29:58 PM »
Has Obama signed up for Obamacare yet?
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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2014, 07:08:51 PM »
Bingo.....but not all vets qualify for TRICARE

Tricare is over 20 in with an Honorable, or a combat verteran. But, according to my personal experience, if you are a vet and go to the VA, they will more than likely cover you. This is only one person's experience, but as a vet if you need help, they will do something to help you.
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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014, 07:13:44 PM »

Tricare is over 20 in with an Honorable, or a combat verteran. But, according to my personal experience, if you are a vet and go to the VA, they will more than likely cover you. This is only one person's experience, but as a vet if you need help, they will do something to help you.

Most of the VA people will also twist the rules and regs into a pretzel. They are pretty cool.
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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014, 07:26:28 PM »

Tricare is over 20 in with an Honorable, or a combat verteran. But, according to my personal experience, if you are a vet and go to the VA, they will more than likely cover you. This is only one person's experience, but as a vet if you need help, they will do something to help you.

Not sure about *combat vet*.....at least 20 yrs served and families..a MOH awardee and of course all active duty


just checked on the TRICARE site
 
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Eligibility

TRICARE is a health program for:

    Uniformed Service membersIncludes active duty and retired members of the:
    U.S. Army,
    U.S. Air Force,
    U.S. Navy,
    U.S. Marine Corps,
    U.S. Coast Guard,
    Commussioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, and
    Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. and their families,
    National Guard/Reserve membersIncludes members of the:
    Army National Guard,
    Army Reserve,
    Navy Reserve,
    Marine Corps Reserve,
    Air National Guard,
    Air Force Reserve, and
    U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. and their families,
    survivors,
    former spouses,
    Medal of Honor recipients and their families, and
    others registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2014, 09:47:36 PM »
Most of the VA people will also twist the rules and regs into a pretzel. They are pretty cool.

Yes. You understood what I was saying.
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Re: Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2014, 12:11:46 AM »

Yes. You understood what I was saying.

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Mate of mine from Wyoming blew a valve (heart, not car) after he was invalided out at 14 years service. He'd never been combat, he was a supply sergeant. I know - that is it's own form of combat! The VA looked after him, got him treated (new valve, did a bypass while they were in there, you know what doctors are like when they get you open) did respite care for his wife, who was stressed the bleep out.

I would love to see the paperwork - it'd probably make a monkey laugh.

They are amazing people. Creative paperwork is an obligatory class, it seems! If you have served at all in the US military - hit up the VA. They will do their damnedest to help you out, regardless.

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