Repealing or replacing Affordable Care Act may result in more uninsured veterans

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Under legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, health coverage losses among non-elderly veterans would be concentrated among older, low-income and less-healthy veterans, according to the study.

Congressional proposals to repeal or replace the federal Affordable Care Act would probably increase the demand for services in the Veterans Affairs medical system, while also increasing the number of veterans who have no insurance coverage at all, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

Under legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, health coverage losses among non-elderly veterans would be concentrated among older, low-income and less-healthy veterans, according to the study. These groups of veterans are more likely than other non-elderly veterans to obtain care from the VA medical system, magnifying the potential impact of ACA repeal on demand for VA health care.

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