Uninsured Veterans and Family Members: Who Are They and Where Do They Live?

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Uninsured Veterans and Family Members: Who Are They and Where Do They Live?

Abstract

According to the 2010 American Community Survey, 1 in 10, or 1.3 million, nonelderly veterans neither has insurance coverage nor uses Veterans Affairs care. An additional 0.9 million adults and children in veterans' families are uninsured. Uninsured rates among veterans and their families vary across states. Both uninsured veterans and family members report less access to needed health care than their insured counterparts. The Affordable Care Act could increase uninsured veterans' coverage: nearly half would qualify for expanded Medicaid, and up to 40 percent could potentially qualify for subsidized health insurance exchange coverage if they lack access to employer coverage.

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