These vets who don’t seek or qualify for care by the Department of Veterans Affairs are also not eligible for Medicaid coverage, especially in states that did not expand the program. Meanwhile, news outlets report about the ongoing challenges at the VA.

NBC News:
600,000 Veterans May Go Without Health Insurance Over Medicaid Stand: Report
More than 600,000 veterans will go without health insurance next year unless 19 states stop holding out against expanding Medicaid, researchers said Wednesday. A new report from the Urban Institute finds that 604,000 veterans fall into the so-called “Medicaid gap” — they are not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, but they make too much money to qualify for federal subsidies to buy health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. (Fox, 9/29)

604,000 Uninsured Veterans In 2017 Unless More States Expand Medicaid 
More than 600,000 military veterans are likely to be without health coverage next year unless more states expand income eligibility for the …
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Over 600,000 Uninsured Veterans Fall In ‘Medicaid Gap’