|By Eric Norwood Jr., The Portales News-Tribune, N.M.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Any veterans who are already enrolled in VA health care are also not required to take any additional steps to meet ACA coverage standards. Enrolled veterans can also continue to use VA and other federal health care coverage such as
However, non-enrollment in medical insurance for veterans and non-veterans alike can prove costly. Penalties applied to an individual's taxes will begin being issued in 2014.
The penalty will be
"What I would do If I was a veteran, is I would definitely apply for the VA health care, and they can come to my office to get it done," said
Veterans can also apply online by submitting the VA Form 1010EZ at www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/, or over the phone by dialing 1-877-222-VETS (8387) from Monday through Friday
Those veterans who apply and don't qualify should apply again annually because the qualifications change every year.
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