Do I have to get obamacare along with my vets benefits?
Veterans coverage (Veteran’s health care program) counts as Minimum Essential Coverage under ObamaCare so you don't need to get other coverage. You won't owe the fee for not having health insurance as long as you maintain your coverage. Any comprehensive health care program offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs counts as Minimum Essential Coverage. Some limited benefit coverage types don't count though.
The following limited benefit coverage types don't count as minimum essential coverage
- Space available TRICARE coverage provided under chapter 55 of title 10 of the United States Code for individuals who are not eligible for TRICARE coverage for health services from private sector providers*
- Line of duty TRICARE coverage provided under chapter 55 of title 10 of the United States Code*
- AmeriCorps coverage for those serving in programs receiving AmeriCorps State and National grants
- AfterCorps coverage purchased by returning members of the PeaceCorps
*In Notice 2014-10, the IRS announced relief from the individual shared responsibility payment for months in 2014 in which individuals are covered under one of these programs. See the instructions for Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemptions, for information on how to claim an exemption for one of these programs on your income tax return.