Yes. If you are enrolled in any of VA’s programs below, you have coverage under the standards of the Affordable Care Act (health care law):
You may apply by visiting www.va.gov/healthbenefits/enroll, calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387), or going in-person to your local VA health care facility.
|VA Medical Center|
|Providence:||Providence VA Medical Center
830 Chalkstone Avenue
|Community Based Outpatient Clinic|
|Middletown:||Middletown Outpatient Clinic
One Corporate Place
|Warwick:||Providence Vet Center
2038 Warwick Ave
Phone: 401-739-0167 or 401-739-0167
Yes. You can continue to use VA health care coverage for all your health care needs, or complement your VA care with a private health plan through HealthSource RI, a private health plan you buy on your own from an insurance company, or coverage from other federal health care programs if you qualify, including Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.
However, your ability to receive VA coverage may prevent you from qualifying for financial help to pay for your health insurance on HealthSource RI.
Because VA care meets the standard for health care coverage, you wouldn’t be eligible for financial help through HealthSource RI.
However, you may still purchase private health insurance at full cost through HealthSource RI or directly through a health insurance company to complement your VA health care coverage.
If you are eligible for VA health care but are not enrolled in a VA health care program, you may still receive financial assistance for a plan through HealthSource RI if you are otherwise eligible.
Your family members who are not enrolled in a VA health care program can apply through HealthSource RI to get coverage.
They may get lower costs on monthly premiums or out-of-pocket costs. They also may be eligible for free coverage through Medicaid or RIte Care.