Oct. 6, 2012
This was posted on one of my site's forums.
Obamacare and the VA Medical Program
You might want to pass the word around, that if anyone is a veteran, and does not want to have to buy regular health insurance to avoid being fined by Obamacare for not having it, they can go to the VA (probably the nearest VA
hospital) and sign up for the VA health program.
There is no cost to sign up for it. If they go to a VA hospital and get treated, they might have to pay a copay, depending on their income, etc. The VA people will explain all that. They will need a copy of their DD214. If they don't have one, the people there can tell them how to get one. They will then be eligible to be treated, and the Obamacare law specifically states that that program qualifies as having a health insurance plan.
There was a previous system years ago, which I got into in 1992, but I went over to the VA hospital in Cincinnati recently, and found out that you had to sign up all over again for this current one, and they were not able to get the records from the previous system to verify my eligibility, so I had to get the copy of my DD214. Although if you go in there and need to be treated, they will take care of you right then and then finish getting you signed up later after you have gotten the DD214. (Or send you a bill for it if you don't get one.)
I for one, like many other people, hope this Obamacare thing gets repealed, but in the meantime, I thought this might be some useful information to publicize.