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Where can I get more information on VA health coverage and the Affordable Care Act?

For information on VA health care and the Affordable Care Act, visit VA’s website at www.va.gov/aca, or call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), Mondays through Fridays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For information on Maryland Health Connection, call our consumer support center at 1-855-642-8572 (1-855-642-8573), or find free, in-person help.

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Are my family members (who aren’t eligible for VA or other federal health care programs) eligible for assistance to purchase health insurance?

Your family members who are not enrolled in a VA health care program can apply through Maryland Health Connection to get coverage. They may get lower costs on monthly premiums or out-of-pocket costs. They also may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid or the Maryland Children’s Health …

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How will I know if I’m eligible for financial assistance to purchase health insurance outside of VA?

VA can’t make this determination. If you apply through Maryland Health Connection, you will find out if you can get lower costs on your monthly premiums for private health insurance plans. Remember, if you are enrolled in a VA health care program, you don’t need to take additional steps to …

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I am enrolled in a VA health care program. Am I eligible for financial assistance with a health plan through Maryland Health Connection if I choose to purchase health coverage outside of VA?

Because VA care meets the standard for health care coverage, you wouldn’t be eligible for financial assistance through Maryland Health Connection. However, you may still purchase private health insurance at full cost through Maryland Health Connection or off-exchange through a health insurance company to complement your VA health care coverage. …

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Can I continue to use VA health care with other programs, like coverage through Maryland Health Connection or federal health care programs?

Yes. You can continue to use VA health care coverage for all your health care needs, or complement your VA care with a private health plan through Maryland Health Connection, a private health plan you buy on your own from an insurance company, or coverage from other federal health care …

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How do I enroll in VA health care coverage?

You may apply by visiting www.va.gov/healthbenefits/enroll, calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387), or going in-person to your local VA health care facility. There are three VA Medical Centers that serve the state of Maryland: VA Maryland Health Care System (Anne Arundel, Baltimore city, Baltimore County, Howard, Carroll, Cecil and Harford counties, and the …

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If I’m enrolled in a Veterans Health Administration (VA) health care program, do I meet the requirement for health care coverage?

Yes. If you are enrolled in any of VA’s programs below, you have coverage under the standards of the Affordable Care Act (health care law): Veteran’s health care program Civilian Health and Medical program (CHAMPVA) Spina bifida health care program Children of Women Vietnam Veterans program Learn more about other …

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