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Homeless and nonhomeless VA service users likely eligible for Medicaid expansion

Jack Tsai, PhD; Robert A. Rosenheck, MD

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduces the state option to expand Medicaid, which may offer new health coverage options for U.S. veterans. This study used administrative data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conservatively estimate that about 64 percent of homeless VA service users and 30 percent of nonhomeless service users are likely eligible for the Medicaid expansion. Those who are eligible for the Medicaid expansion have various medical and mental health needs, which may be complicated by cross-system use of VA and Medicaid-funded services. Therefore, the VA should carefully inform clinicians and patients about implications of the ACA and consider opportunities for coordinating care with outside providers.

Volume 51 Number 5, 2014
   Pages 675 — 684

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Tsai J, Rosenheck RA. Homeless and nonhomeless VA service users likely eligible for Medicaid expansion. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(5):675–84.
ResearcherID/ORCID: Jack Tsai, PhD: 0000-0002-0329-648X

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