Non-VA health care for vets

RBC I President Obama signed into law the Veterans’ Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 on Aug. 7, allowing eligible veterans to elect to use non-Veterans Administration health care for a period of up to three years, based either on the distance a veteran lives from a VA facility or if he or she is experiencing a wait time beyond the 30-day standard.

It is important to know that the Access, Choice and Accountability Act does not provide guaranteed health care coverage or an unlimited medical benefit.
A veteran’s eligibility must be verified. Advance authorization from the VA is also required.
All Rio Blanco County veterans are eligible.
For more information, call 877-222-VETS (8387) or contact the VA online at
Veterans should download the Health Benefits Update Form at healthbenefits/apply and return it to Health Eligibility Center, 2957 Clairmont Rd., Atlanta, GA. 30329.