For the sixth straight Congress — since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010 — lawmakers are trying to increase eligibility for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, or CHAMPVA, to age 26. The move would align CHAMPVA, the program that provides private-sector health coverage for the spouses and children of 100%-disabled veterans, among others, with ACA requirements, as well as Tricare eligibility. CHAMPVA beneficiaries usually pay 25% of the cost of their medical care, up to an annual catastrophic cap of $3,000, plus an annual outpatient deductible of $50 per individual or $100 per family. Read more about the proposal on Military.com.
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