I am a disabled veteran, do I need to purchase any insurance for ObamaCare? Will I owe the fee?
Generally under ObamaCare, Veterans and others receiving qualifying VA health benefits, don't have to do anything. You are considered to have Minimum Essential Coverage and won't owe the fee.
That said, VA coverage related options are specifically complex and one should always defer back to the VA (rather than basic web-based answers).
The Department of Veterans Affairs says that your benefits meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act if you are enrolled in one of the following programs:
- The standard veterans' health care program
- The Civilian Health and Medical Program, commonly called CHAMPVA, covers certain spouses and children of service members
- VA Spina Bifida Health Care Program covers certain veterans' children who are living with spina bifida
- The Tricare program for active-duty service members and their families also meet the standards of the law
Enrollees in these programs will not have to pay the penalty fee when filing their taxes, because these plans meet the minimum essential coverage requirement.