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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.

If you are eligible for VA health care but are not enrolled in a VA health care program, you may still receive financial assistance for a plan through Maryland Health Connection if you are otherwise eligible.