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Affordable Care Act

Health Care

Overview of VA health care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to expand access to health care and requires all Americans to obtain health insurance. If you are enrolled in VA health care, you have met your obligations under ACA to have health coverage. If you are not yet enrolled in VA health care, you can apply anytime and, if approved, your enrollment will meet the ACA coverage requirements. Families of Veterans who are not enrolled in VA health care can use the ACA marketplace ( to obtain health insurance coverage.

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Application Assistance

Phone Numbers 


How to Apply for VA Health Care

  • Apply Online

    The fastest and easiest way to get access to your benefits is to apply using your computer or mobile device.

  • Apply By Phone

    Call 1-877-222-8387 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

  • Apply By Mail

    Print, fill out, and mail VA Form 10-10EZ to

    Health Eligibility Center
    Enrollment Eligibility Center
    2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200
    Atlanta, GA 30329-1647
  • Apply In Person

    Visit the nearest VA medical center or clinic.


Some benefits may also be used by active service members, reservists, and National Guard members as well as eligible spouses, children, and survivors of Veterans and service members. Consult the VA benefits booklet or visit the nearest VA regional office for character of discharge requirements and more detailed information.

Page last updated on July 22, 2021


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