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Why Bill Insurance Companies for Veterans' Service-Related Injuries

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is required by law to bill any health insurance carrier that provides coverage for any veteran, including policies held by veteran significant others. The VA is required to bill private health insurance such as Humana, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Anthem, for medical cares, supplies and prescriptions provided for treatment of Veteran’s non-service connected conditions.
A disability is service connected if you can prove that it resulted from injuries illness that you had while in the military. Veterans who are treated for service-connected conditions should not have their insurance company billed for treatment.
The VA may bill and accept reimbursement from High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) for medical
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The VA will increase the number of vet centers and mobile health clinics to expand access to mental health screening and treatments in rural health area. The percentage of uncompensated care for the VA Medical Center is 12.5%.
The VA is not doing well financially, due to the fact many services not available at the Hampton VA. On a daily basis, veterans are being referred out to neurosurgery, orthopedics, pregnancy, positive troponin, to a higher level for care. Most of this veterans are not service connected, and the department of VA affairs does not turn away veterans because of no service connections.
The fiscal year 2010 increased funding for the Department of VA affairs by $25 billion over the next five years. The budget includes an 11% increase in resources funding of 55.9 million dollars. The budget increases health care funding for veterans enabling the VA to provide time, high quality care to 5.5 million veterans. The budget provides for a collaborative pilot program with non-profit organizations to help veterans avoid homelessness.
The Affordable Care Act does not change VA benefits or out-of-pockets costs. Veterans can continue with their health care. No enrollment fee, monthly premiums or deductibles. Most Veterans have no out- of- pockets costs. Some veterans may have to pay small copayments for health care or
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