How does the ACA affect those who are treated through the VA?
The health reform law does not make any significant changes to TRICARE or Veterans Affairs coverage. So, if you're an active or retired member of the military, your current coverage will not be impacted. Also, you will not be required to purchase any additional insurance coverage. (That goes for people with a combination of Medicare and TRICARE coverage as well.)
Will Catholic hospitals/colleges be forced to pay for contraception or abortions?
Women with new health plans can obtain contraceptives without paying any out-of-pocket costs. Religious employers, such as churches, are exempt from this requirement. The insurance companies providing health plans to employers with religious affiliations will be required to cover the cost of contraceptives, not the employer. The Obama administration extended the time until August of 2013 for religious institutions to comply with the law.
Brenda Goodman contributed to this article.