600k veterans uninsured in 2017 – health researchers

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By rt.com

A projected 604,000 US veterans will not have health insurance in 2017, according to a new report. About 327,000 of those live in states that have not expanded Medicaid in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.

Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, this projected number of uninsured veterans would still be lower than the more than 700,000 who went without insurance in 2014, the report, released by the Urban Institute, found.

The law’s Medicaid provisions have helped boost the number of insured vets, according to the report. Nineteen states have yet to expand Medicaid.

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