Veterans may be elegible for health care at VA facilities even if it is not service connected. The VA accepts health insurance including Tri-Care. In certain circumstances the co-pay or payment may be waived. If you are a veteran you should visit any VA facility for more information.
VA is required to bill private health insurance providers for medical care, supplies and prescriptions provided for treatment of veterans’ non service-connected conditions. Generally, VA cannot bill Medicare, but can bill Medicare supplemental health insurance for covered services.
All veterans applying for VA medical care are required to provide information on their health insurance coverage, including coverage provided under policies of their spouses. Veterans are not responsible for paying any remaining balance of VA’s insurance claim not paid or covered by their health insurance, and any payment received by VA may be used to offset “dollar for dollar” a veteran’s VA co pay responsibility.
Veterans and Military Health News
Information provided courtesy of Medical News Today
Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Young veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased 'fight or flight' response during mental stress, according to new findings published in The Journal of...
Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Most wartime traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are mild but the long-term clinical effects of these injuries have not been well described.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Up to 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder from trauma experienced during wartime, but new neuroscience research from...
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT
A new study links mild traumatic brain injury to greater neurodegeneration and memory decline in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Eight years of decreased MRSA healthcare-associated infections associated with Veterans Affairs Prevention Initiative
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT
The Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration's campaign to limit healthcare facility-associated infections (HAIs) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Individuals who observe someone else experiencing trauma can develop PTSD. New research examines changes in the brain that may underpin this phenomenon.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT
With a few notable exceptions, the majority of post-9/11 U.S. veterans appear to do well in regards to work and family quality of life after departing from military service despite their exposure...
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT
American veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a new analysis of the National...
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A small study of veterans with PTSD suggests the ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi has the potential to help manage symptoms of the disorder.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A veteran with a rare type of cancer may have developed the condition after being exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, reveal doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT
PTSD effects more than 1 in 10 active military personnel. Breaking research examines whether one-on-one or group sessions are more effective.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT
New research shows that trauma affects the brains of girls and boys in opposite ways. Scientists hope the findings will lead to better treatments for PTSD.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Makers of a wearable device present data suggesting it could help reduce risk of PTSD in military personnel by improving quality of sleep.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Largest rate increases among those with post-traumatic stress disorder.A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year...
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The long-term neural effects of high explosives can be debilitating. However, modern medical imaging is not capable of detecting these changes.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Over 47% of female veterans reported insomnia symptoms.A new study sheds light on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Firearms the most common cause of suicide death across all branches of service.
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Canadian military personnel have higher rates of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, but they are also more likely to access mental health support than civilians, found new research in CMAJ...
Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Little is known about mitral valve (MV) surgical outcomes within the largest US federal health system - the Veterans Administration (VA) Health System.
Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
In a Veterans Affairs study of more than 300 enlisted Army National Guard and Army Reserve members who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with a condition...
Thu, 12 May 2016 01:00:00 PDT
Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relive past traumas again and again, bound in a virtual prison of their memories.
Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The occurrence of multidrug resistant infection is a major concern in Wounded Warriors and military Veterans, especially in combat-related injuries.
TGen-ASU researchers find tiny genetic switches in lizard tail regeneration: Findings may impact future therapies to regrow organs in humans
Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Any kid who pulls on a lizard tail knows it can drop off to avoid capture, but how they regrow a new tail remains a mystery.
Fri, 06 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT
People who may be exposed to trauma can train themselves to think in a way that could protect them from PTSD symptoms, according to a study from King's College London and Oxford University.
Thu, 05 May 2016 16:00:00 PDT
In BMJ Case Reports, doctors in Germany describe injuries in the body of a 91-year-old former World War II soldier who donated his body for medical education.