Study: 10 Percent Of Veterans Go Without Health Insurance
Of the 1.3 million veterans who lack health coverage, the study says about 630,000 of them would likely qualify for Medicaid under the health law expansion, and as many as 520,000 could qualify for subsidized health coverage in insurance exchanges.
National Journal: Study: 10 Percent Of Veterans Lack Health Insurance
About 10 percent of U.S. veterans under the age of 65 lack health insurance and are not being cared for by the Department of Veterans Affairs, either, according to a study published on Thursday. The study estimated that 1.3 million veterans and nearly 950,000 members of their families lack health insurance. These uninsured military families account for 4.8 percent of the 47.3 million uninsured Americans, the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reported (Fox, 5/24).
Kaiser Health News: Veterans Would Benefit Under Health Law, Study Says
If the 2010 health law is upheld by the Supreme Court, it would extend health coverage to thousands of the nation’s veterans, a new study says. The study, released Thursday, said about 630,000 uninsured veterans would likely qualify for Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, which would be expanded under the law. In addition, 520,000 uninsured vets could qualify for subsidized health coverage in new marketplaces, or insurance exchanges (Galewitz, 5/25).
CQ HealthBeat: States With Little Action On Exchanges Also Home To Uninsured Vets
Some of the states that have made the least progress setting up health insurance exchanges also are home to many uninsured military veterans, according to an Urban Institute study released Thursday. In Texas, for example, there are an estimated 130,000 veterans without insurance, the largest number in the nation, the study said. And Texas also is included in a group of states that researchers said have done the least work in setting up a state benefits exchange (Norman, 5/24).
Denver Post: Colorado Veterans Without Health Insurance At 41,000
America’s younger veterans -- 1.3 million of them -- do not have health insurance and don’t use Veterans Affairs health care, a new report says. That includes 24,000 non-elderly veterans in Colorado and 17,000 of their children and spouses, according to the research from the American Community Survey and released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Brown, 5/24).
Chicago Tribune: Disability Insurance Primer
So, personal finance experts and consumer advocates try to hammer home the importance of long-term disability insurance, which pays a portion of your income if you're disabled either through illness or injury. Just over 1 in 4 of today's 20-year-olds will become disabled before age 67, according to the Social Security Administration. Although many people carry life insurance, you're three times more likely to become disabled for a year before age 65 than die, according to a recent report by Sun Life Financial (Gregory Karp, 5/25).