A projected 604,000 US veterans will not have health insurance in 2017, according to a new report by the Urban Institute. About 327,000 of those live in states that have not expanded Medicaid in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "Some uninsured veterans may qualify for [Department of Veterans Affairs] care, but not all take up the available coverage or meet the eligibility requirements, which are based on service-connected disability status, veteran discharge status, income, and other factors," the report said. The report is available in .PDF format on the Urban Institute website.
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