Published October 24, 2013
| Consumer Reports
Q. My 35-year-old son gets all of his medical needs taken care of at the VA. Does that count as health insurance in the new health care law?
A. Yes. His VA health coverage is health insurance. It’s written into the law, as a matter of fact, so he's all set. But if he wants he can buy other coverage.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has put out a page of FAQs about the Affordable Care Act that explains all this in detail.
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