VA Health Care Enrollment Fair to be held June 21

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a “VA Health Care Enrollment Fair” on June 21, from 3-5 pm at the WW II Memorial Building, 440 West Main Street, Wautoma. The VA offers a variety of health care services for eligible veterans, from basic primary care to nursing home care. Enrolling in VA Health Care can expand your current health care options by giving you access to the nation’s largest integrated health care system. Once enrolled, you can use the VA system as much, or as little as you want to either supplement or replace your current health care. Currently, only about 1/3 of the veterans residing in Waushara County are actively enrolled in the VA Health Care system. By looking at enrollment, you may be able to “stretch” your health care dollars, or, for some, even eliminate a great deal of medical expense. The primary avenue into VA health care is currently based on “Financial Means”, and although not every veteran will meet initial financial enrollment criteria, it could be worth the time to come by the event to see if you qualify. If you don’t qualify initially through the financial test, there are other avenues that can be looked at to get you in. Bill Rosenau, the Waushara County Veterans Services Officer, will be there to discuss some of these options. If you are interested in discussing, or looking at enrolling in VA Health Care, consider attending the VA Health Care Enrollment Fair. It would be beneficial to bring your 2017 taxes with all attachments, and a good grasp of your household’s 2017 medical expenses, to help in the enrollment process.