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Veterans



Today, as many Arizona Veterans are returning home from their tour of duty, faced with underemployment and unemployment.  In addition to having difficulty finding work, many of them are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other brain injuries that were not detected in the field.  These citizens who have volunteered to fight for freedom are being faced with no job, no health care and illnesses they cannot cope with on their own.

The Governor’s plan to restore Medicaid would help these brave men and women get the care they need and deserve.  Many of them are capable and willing to work and want to be productive members of society, but they cannot do that without the critical services AHCCCS will provide them.  We owe it to these men and women, returning from war, to help them in their time of need. 


Today, more than 600,000 veterans reside in Arizona.  Of that 600,000 more than 430,000 of those veterans are not entitled to any services provided by the Veterans Administration.  As our men and women in uniform are returning home from tours of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq and Southwest Asia, many of them are being faced with underemployment and unemployment as well as suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other brain injuries.

Veterans themselves aren’t the only ones who struggling – spouses of our military veterans are living with no health care as well.  

The Governor’s plan to restore Medicaid would help these brave men and women, and their spouses, get the care they need and deserve.  

Download the Impact of Expanding Medicaid on Uninsured Veterans Report here