Veteran uninsurance rates dropped from 2013 to 2015, but rates among veterans and their family members remained higher in nonexpansion states than in expansion states. By 2017 it is projected that 70 percent of veterans will be eligible for Medicaid or subsidized marketplace coverage in expansion states compared to 39 percent in nonexpansion states.
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