Economic Report: 1.8 Million U.S.Veterans Have No Health Care – 11/01/07
By Jesse Russell
The assumption is that all U.S. veterans qualify for free health care, but a new study shows that about 1.8 million veterans lack health coverage. The study comes from Harvard Medical School and finds that veterans who have coverage can barely afford co-payments and do not have access to VA facilities in their communities. According to the New York Times, the uninsured veterans reflect the other 45 million uninsured Americans, too poor to afford private coverage and not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid or VA care.