Stars and Stripes reports that about 52,000 military veterans in Ohio younger than 65 either do not have health insurance or are not enrolled in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, leaving many of them and their families with unmet medical needs or leading them to forgo care because of costs. In Ohio, there are eight VA vet centers, five VA medical centers and 28 outpatient clinics. Most services are available within 25 miles of all Ohio residents. For more information on signing-up for VA health care benefits and to find a VA facility near you, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Benefits website at www.va.gov/healthbenefits/ or call 1-877-222-VETS (8387) between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM ET Monday - Friday.
For complete guides to all veterans benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.