Will Individuals Currently Covered by Veterans’ Health Benefits Be Considered Covered under Obamacare? – YES
The US Department of Health and Human Services stated in its Sep. 20, 2011 article "I’m Covered by Veterans Health Benefits. Will I Be Considered Covered in 2014?," available at www.healthcare.gov:
"If you are covered by VA health benefits, you are considered covered under the Affordable Care Act."
The Democratic Policy and Communications Center posted on its webpage "How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Will Help Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families,” available at www.dpcc.senate.gov (accessed Sep. 5, 2012):
"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act clarifies that those covered by VA health care, TRICARE, or TRICARE for Life meet the individual responsibility requirement, and therefore exempts veterans and service members and their dependents from any penalty."
[Editor’s Note: Based upon a neutral reading of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and bi-partisan third party analysis, this question seems to have a clear and obvious Pro (yes) answer, and ProCon.org has therefore presented the responses in a single column with no opposing perspective.]